Front Desk Clerk Salary (United States)

A Front Desk Clerk earns an average wage of $9.45 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.
Front Desk Clerk Salary (?
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$16,837 - $38,760
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $27,005
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Front Desk Clerk Salary (?
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$7.67 - $13.35
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$16,837 - $38,760  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $510  
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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$16,054 - $30,185  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.67 - $13.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03 - $2.43  
Overtime
$5.44 - $20.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $510  
   
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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$16,054 - $30,185  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,590
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Front Desk Clerk

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Washington
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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Atlanta
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Houston
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San Diego
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Dallas
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Baltimore
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Tampa
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Virginia Beach
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$20,000
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Front Desk Clerk Reviews

What is it like working as a Front Desk Clerk?
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
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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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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 297 votes.

Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 59%
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