Front of House Receptionists in the United States can expect wages of $10.69 per hour on average. Nearly two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one in six collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 85 percent of Front of House Receptionists are female. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,100 - $41,259
$38K
MEDIAN: $38,000
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$9.10 - $19.13
$9
$11
$19
MEDIAN: $10.69
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$38,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$19,140 - $41,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.10 - $19.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$18.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
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$19,140 - $41,490  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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

  • Answer calls originating from external and internal sources.
  • Handle all incoming urgent matters or emergencies for staff.
  • Write messages using proper grammar and spelling.
  • Verify names and telephone numbers.
  • Direct caller to appropriate extension.

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Q: 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.

Key Stats for Front of House Receptionist

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Front of House Receptionist Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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