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Entry-Level Front Desk Receptionist Salary

An Entry-Level Front Desk Receptionist earns an average wage of $10.40 per hour.
$19,214 - $38,760
(Median)
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39K
MEDIAN: $29,060
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$8.08 - $14.62
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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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
$19,214 - $38,760  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,024  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $2,051  
Commission
$97.44 - $5,068  
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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$17,019 - $32,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 386
National Hourly Rate 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$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.08 - $14.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13 - $1.23  
Overtime
$9.88 - $23.19  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,024  
   
Commission
$97.44 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $2,051  
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).
)
$17,019 - $32,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,310
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Pay Difference by Location

Front Desk Receptionist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Front Desk Receptionist in Stow:
"I wish I had known that we do not get any type of raise here."
Ask all the questions, even ask what the pay raises are based on, before you accept the job.

Front Desk Receptionist in Dallas:
"Sedentary."
You will spend much of the day sitting at the desk answering the phone lines. Occasionally getting up to stock the coffee area, guiding visitors to other offices, and showing technicians where the copier is.

Front Desk Receptionist in West Palm Beach:
"What Do You Get When You Give Your MOST."
Attitude is of the utmost importance. Get along with everyone and be pleasant and accommodating. Always SMILE even when answering phone because a smile can be "seen" from the caller.

Front Desk Receptionist in Taunton:
"It Is Challenging Because It Involves Lots Of Problem Solving."
Be cheerful, helpful, remember names(if not write them down) be proactive. Dress properly.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Front Desk Receptionist Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 9%

Administration
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Phone Support
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
0%

Customer Relations
0%

Filing
0%

Computer Service
0%

National Average
$23,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Telephony
up arrow 3%

Organizing
up arrow 4%

Typing
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 460 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 52%