A Front Desk Agent earns an average wage of $10.21 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Front Desk Agent Total Pay (?
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$18,218 - $42,412
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MEDIAN: $25,657
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Front Desk Agent Total Pay (?
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$8.39 - $14.70
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$18,218 - $42,412  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $610  
Profit Sharing
$75.00 - $720  
Commission
$82.43 - $4,363  
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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$17,720 - $31,801  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,633
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.39 - $14.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14 - $4.38  
Overtime
$11.55 - $21.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $610  
   
Commission
$82.43 - $4,363  
Profit Sharing
$75.00 - $720  
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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$17,720 - $31,801  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,633
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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.
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Experience Affects Front Desk Agent Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$22,000

Skills That Affect Front Desk Agent Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Phone Support
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Customer Service
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Systems Computer/Console Operations
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National Average
$22,000
Customer Relations
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 49%
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