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Front of House Receptionist Salary

Most Front of House Receptionists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $12.04 per hour. Earnings sit near $8.63 per hour on the lower side but can approach $15.72 on the higher side. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by over one-half and dental coverage is claimed by nearly two in five. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,895 - $35,230
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$35K
MEDIAN: $31,004
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$8.63 - $15.72
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$21,895 - $35,230  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $484.79  
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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$18,371 - $34,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.63 - $15.72  
   
Overtime
$1.11 - $21.18  
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 - $484.79  
   
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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$18,371 - $34,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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Job Description for Front of House Receptionist

A front of house receptionist has a multitude of responsibilities relating to administrative duties, as well as customer service and hospitality. This person can be employed in a variety of industries and will typically work within an office. This position will normally keep daytime, weekday hours. However, some industries will require evening or overnight shifts, as well as weekend hours. This person may not be required to have formal educational training. However, experience with administrative and customer service positions is generally appreciated.

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Front of House Receptionist Tasks

  • Prepare sign-in and security logs and ensure they are properly recorded.
  • Observe and report incidents or suspicious activity to company management and security staff.
  • Welcome on-site visitors, determine purpose of their visit, and connect them with the appropriate personnel.
  • Provide administrative support answering calls and delivering messages.

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Experience Affects Front of House Receptionist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
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National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 44%
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