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Front Desk Clerk Salary

A Front Desk Clerk earns an average wage of $9.53 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$16,744 - $38,791
(Median)
$17K
$26K
$39K
MEDIAN: $25,923
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$7.69 - $13.19
(Median)
$7
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary 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$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$16,744 - $38,791  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $494.49  
Commission
$733 - $2,751  
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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$16,074 - $29,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.69 - $13.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03 - $2.35  
Overtime
$4.39 - $18.96  
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.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $494.49  
   
Commission
$733 - $2,751  
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).
)
$16,074 - $29,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,584

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Job Description for Front Desk Clerk

Many different companies require front desk clerks: Doctors' offices, hotels, retail stores and industrial offices all usually employ front desk clerks. Since front desk clerks are usually the first person with whom a customer or client interacts, they must have a great personality, be very friendly and have great written and verbal communication skills. Front desk clerks must be able to multitask and they definitely must have excellent phone skills. For example, front desk clerks at a hotel may check customers out while answering inbound calls or filing paperwork. Hotel front desk clerks may be also required to make, change or cancel appointments for guests while front desk clerks in a corporate office may do the same for the company's executives. Front desk clerks also often take phone messages and ensure those messages reach the intended recipients. They may also be in charge of handling money, processing payments or issuing refunds.

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Front Desk Clerk Tasks

  • Perform administrative support tasks; proofreading, typing, operating calculators, facsimile machine and computers.
  • Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen, route calls and relays messages.
  • Greet and answer inquiries for general public, customers and visitors; announce and log visitors.
  • Process outgoing mail and receive deliveries.

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What is it like working as a Front Desk Clerk?

Front Desk Clerk in Azusa:
"Corporate culture."
Pros: Working alone in my office, do research for the company president, travel arrangements.
Cons: Micro managed, several bosses or who think they are my bosses. Telephone calls all day an most calls are for the wrong division. No motivation whatsoever for the employees. Dealing with customer complaints.

Front Desk Clerk in Stockton:
"Fun never boring."
Pros: Meeting the different people that come through the hotel. Making there stay as comfortable as possible. As long as I get a smile.
Cons: The hours and the pay.

Front Desk Clerk in Naperville:
"Over Worked And Under Payed."
Pros: Meeting new people daily.
Cons: I run the front desk, breakfast and all the sheets. I am the only person on my shift. Also I have to remove the snow and mop and vacuum.

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Experience Affects Front Desk Clerk Salaries




National Average
$20,000


Skills That Affect Front Desk Clerk Salaries

Data Entry
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$20,000

Customer Service
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Customer Relations
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Typing
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Cash Handling
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 271 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 60%
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