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Receptionist/Telephone Operator Salary

A Receptionist/Telephone Operator earns an average wage of $11.71 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
$23,571 - $37,751
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $28,914
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$8.75 - $15.68
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,571 - $37,751  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $1,474  
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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$18,919 - $35,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.75 - $15.68  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $23.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
   
Profit Sharing
$974 - $1,474  
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).
)
$18,919 - $35,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 375
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Job Description for Receptionist/Telephone Operator

A receptionist/telephone operator typically works at a company's headquarters or central location, helping facilitate - and act as a gateway for - communications coming into and leaving their offices . Additionally, this person is typically one of the first “faces” that outsiders encounter. Thus, it is important for this worker to be personable and friendly and make a favorable initial impression on outside visitors.

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Receptionist/Telephone Operator Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist/Telephone Operator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Receptionist/Telephone Operator Reviews

What is it like working as a Receptionist/Telephone Operator?

Receptionist/Telephone Operator in Spokane:
"Director Of First Impressions."
Pros: Interacting with people. Helping complete multi tasks for every dept. Supplying employees with tools they need to assist in making their job easier.
Cons: Low pay. No recognition.

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Experience Affects Receptionist/Telephone Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Receptionist/Telephone Operator Salaries

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$25,000

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 37%