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Mid-Career Front Desk Receptionist Salary (United States)

Median pay for Mid-Career Front Desk Receptionists is around $12.05 per hour. Total incomes of Mid-Career Front Desk Receptionists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $2K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $19K and $36K. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Mid-Career Front Desk Receptionist Salary (?
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$20,448 - $41,287
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MEDIAN: $29,939
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Mid-Career Front Desk Receptionist Salary (?
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$9.08 - $15.91
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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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$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,448 - $41,287  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,508  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $3,915  
Commission
$100.00 - $4,550  
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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$19,179 - $35,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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
$9.08 - $15.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.45 - $1.61  
Overtime
$1.74 - $23.97  
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.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,508  
   
Commission
$100.00 - $4,550  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $3,915  
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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$19,179 - $35,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,043
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New York
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Miami
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National Average
$26,000
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For Mid-Career Front Desk Receptionists, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Front Desk Receptionists will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+3 percent).
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Front Desk Receptionist Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%
Administration
up arrow 4%
Customer Relations
up arrow 3%
Phone Support
up arrow 2%
Office Administration
up arrow 2%
Typing
up arrow 1%
Customer Service
0%
National Average
$26,000
Scheduling
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Data Entry
up arrow 2%
Accounts Payable
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Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Filing
up arrow 4%
Organizing
up arrow 5%
Computer Service
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 216 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 41%