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Front Desk Agent Salary

A Front Desk Agent earns an average wage of $10.23 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Cash Handling and Spanish Language. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
$18,456 - $42,494
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MEDIAN: $26,990
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$8.44 - $14.64
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$18,456 - $42,494  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $593  
Profit Sharing
$73.70 - $509  
Commission
$99.10 - $3,091  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,771 - $31,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.44 - $14.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14 - $3.09  
Overtime
$11.65 - $21.49  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $593  
   
Commission
$99.10 - $3,091  
Profit Sharing
$73.70 - $509  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$17,771 - $31,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,791
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Job Description for Front Desk Agent

Front desk agents may also be called receptionists, secretaries, clerks, etc. and they work in a wide range of industries. While the typical office receptionist works normal business hours in a professional setting, front desk agents for other types of businesses may be working at any hour of the day or night, in a wide variety of places. Hotel clerks, hospital receptionists and emergency service desk agents, for example, are available around the clock.

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Front Desk Agent Tasks

  • Greet clients and walk-ins and provide information, assistance, and security.
  • Create, deliver, and explain bills and collect payments.
  • Explain pricing and room options over the phone and in person.
  • Assist clients with check-in, check-out, and other standard operations.
  • Handle and document complaints, problems, and concerns.

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Pay by Experience Level for Front Desk Agent

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Front Desk Agent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%



National Average
$22,000


Skills That Affect Front Desk Agent Salaries

Cash Handling
up arrow 12%


up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Phone Support
up arrow 2%

Systems Computer/Console Operations
up arrow 2%

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$22,000

Accounting
up arrow 5%

Sales
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 298 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 50%