The average rate for an Entry-Level Front Desk Receptionist is $11.07 per hour. A skill in Administration is associated with high pay for this job.

$17,695 - $41,389
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$29K
$41K
MEDIAN: $28,721
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$8.60 - $15.02
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MEDIAN: $11.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,695 - $41,389  
   
Bonus
$144.53 - $2,473  
Profit Sharing
$2,597  
Commission
$-0.50 - $2,909  
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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$17,980 - $32,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.60 - $15.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11 - $2.07  
Overtime
$12.67 - $24.24  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$144.53 - $2,473  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $2,909  
Profit Sharing
$2,597  
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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$17,980 - $32,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,310

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National Average: $23,629

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Front Desk Receptionist Advice

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

Front Desk Receptionist in Mayfield:
"Get Involved."
Try to learn as much as you can from fellow employees. Be involved and ask employees if they need help. If educational courses are included at your employer, take advantage.

Front Desk Receptionist in Atlanta:
"Admission processing, register legal document."
Make sure you have a 4 year degree in whatever field you wish to pursuing. That degree will bring u the pay u deserve. Always update your skills.

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.

Key Stats for Front Desk Receptionist

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 169 votes.
073
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
11%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Front Desk Receptionist Salaries

Administration
up arrow 12%

Office Administration
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%


Organizing
up arrow 3%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%


Typing
up arrow 1%

Filing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$24,000


Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Billing
up arrow 1%

Computer Service
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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