Entry-Level Front Desk Receptionist Salary

An Entry-Level Front Desk Receptionist earns an average wage of $10.48 per hour.

$18,308 - $38,065
(Median)
$18K
$29K
$38K
MEDIAN: $28,827
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$8.11 - $14.66
(Median)
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$10
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MEDIAN: $10
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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
$18,308 - $38,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $2,689  
Commission
$-0.50 - $4,654  
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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$17,037 - $32,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 281
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.11 - $14.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13 - $1.21  
Overtime
$10.10 - $22.64  
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 - $1,025  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $4,654  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $2,689  
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).
)
$17,037 - $32,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,971
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Front Desk Receptionist Advice

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

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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Front Desk Receptionist Salaries

Office Administration
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Administration
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Phone Support
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Scheduling
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Customer Relations
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Filing
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Data Entry
0%

Organizing
0%

National Average
$23,000

Computer Service
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Telephony
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Customer Service
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Typing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 373 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 53%
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