Most Front of House Receptionists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $10.74 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to over a third, and nearly one in six earn dental coverage. Most Front of House Receptionists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$9.25 - $19.95

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$9.25 - $19.95  
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$19,395 - $42,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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.


Front of House Receptionist Tasks

  • Greet and answer inquiries for general public, customers and visitors; announce and log visitors.
  • Process outgoing mail and receive deliveries.
  • Perform administrative support tasks; proofreading, typing, operating calculators, facsimile machine and computers.
  • Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen, route calls and relays messages.

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What is it like working as a Front of House Receptionist?

Front of House Receptionist in Leeds:
"More than a Receptionist."
Pros: I have done reception work previously and my current job is nothing like reception work. No two days are the same and I have to be prepared to deal with whatever comes across my desk. I have varied responsibilities many of which no average receptionist could deal with. There are plenty of career opportunities.
Cons: I can not afford to keep this job that I love so much as the pay is so bad. I'm self managed, very rarely have time with my manager who knows very little about my job role. I'm a one person team and feel I have no support. I have no proper cover so I begrudge taking my entitled annual leave.

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Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 63%