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Front of House Receptionist Salary (United States)

Women make up the vast majority of Front of House Receptionists in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.02 per hour. Most Front of House Receptionists report high levels of job satisfaction. While about two in five report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and slightly less than half have dental, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Front of House Receptionist Salary (?
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$20,637 - $39,453
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,391
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Front of House Receptionist Salary (?
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$8.92 - $15.97
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,637 - $39,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
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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$19,028 - $35,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.92 - $15.97  
   
Overtime
$1.57 - $23.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
   
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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$19,028 - $35,654  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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
up arrow 1%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 40%