Front Desk Receptionists in Houston can expect wages of $12.69 per hour on average. While some workers in this profession — roughly two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Houston Front Desk Receptionists are female. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$9.50 - $17.70
MEDIAN: $12.00

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$19,970 - $36,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
1,149,686 (50.0%)
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...

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Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist Salaries

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Skills That Affect Front Desk Receptionist Salaries

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Office Administration
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Spanish Language
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Phone Support
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Customer Relations
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Data Entry
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Computer Service
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

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


87 %
13 %

Years of Experience

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1-4 years
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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 41%