The average rate for an Entry-Level Front Desk Receptionist is $10.99 per hour. A skill in Administration is associated with high pay for this job.

$17,884 - $40,718
(Median)
$18K
$28K
$41K
MEDIAN: $28,246
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$8.57 - $14.96
(Median)
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$11
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,884 - $40,718  
   
Bonus
$99.78 - $2,416  
Profit Sharing
$2,631  
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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$17,951 - $32,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.57 - $14.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11 - $2.04  
Overtime
$12.37 - $23.01  
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$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$99.78 - $2,416  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $2,909  
Profit Sharing
$2,631  
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).
)
$17,951 - $32,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,295
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,393

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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 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.

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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%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

Organizing
up arrow 3%

Phone Support
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$23,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Filing
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Billing
up arrow 2%

Computer Service
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

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