Front of House Receptionist Salary

Front of House Receptionists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $12.07 per hour for pay. Pay generally varies between $8.70 per hour and $15.87. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a little more than half and dental coverage is claimed by about two-fifths. Work is enjoyable for Front of House Receptionists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$21,745 - $35,354
(Median)
$22K
$32K
$35K
MEDIAN: $31,567
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$8.70 - $15.87
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$21,745 - $35,354  
   
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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$18,485 - $34,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.70 - $15.87  
   
Overtime
$1.00 - $21.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$18,485 - $34,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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%

National Average
$26,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

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
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 46%
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