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Front of House Receptionist Salary (United States)

A Front of House Receptionist earns an average wage of $11.97 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Front of House Receptionist Salary (?
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$20,760 - $39,037
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MEDIAN: $28,896
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Front of House Receptionist Salary (?
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$9.04 - $16.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,760 - $39,037  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,107  
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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$19,341 - $36,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.04 - $16.53  
   
Overtime
$8.07 - $26.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,107  
   
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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$19,341 - $36,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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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 7%
Experienced
up arrow 2%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 38%