Receptionist Salary

A Receptionist earns an average wage of $11.90 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$20,430 - $41,017

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$9.04 - $15.83

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,430 - $41,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,452  
Profit Sharing
$120.00 - $4,000  
Commission
$2.07 - $2,980  
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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$19,068 - $35,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,360
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.04 - $15.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.69  
Overtime
$9.76 - $24.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,452  
   
Commission
$2.07 - $2,980  
Profit Sharing
$120.00 - $4,000  
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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$19,068 - $35,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11,480
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Job Description for Receptionist

A receptionist is an employee who typically works at a larger company. He or she normally is the first person a visitor or customer may encounter at the site. Receptionists typically screen incoming phone calls, while taking and distributing messages to appropriate parties. They also greet visitors and inform company employees that persons have arrived for meetings or appointments.

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Receptionist Tasks

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

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What is it like working as a Receptionist?

Receptionist in Greenville:
Pros: I love my coworkers and what I do. I work on referrals, scanning, answering phone, psychology receptionist, obtain authorizations, and call insurance companies. I also manage the stress and echo schedule.
Cons: It can be stressful at times.

Receptionist in Lexington:
"I get to meet many different types of people."
Pros: I love the atmosphere. It's relaxed and non-stressful. The other employees are great to work with. There are a few perks that go with the job such as the "Toys for Tots" banquet and cash bonuses for an above average sales month.
Cons: I have to stay by the phone unless I get someone to releive me for a break. Many times, no one is available to relieve be because they are busy with their own assignments.

Receptionist in Houston:
"Receptionist Position."
Pros: My coworkers are rooting for me. I enjoy receiving a lot of responsibility and the opportunity to lead projects in our company. Although I am a receptionist, I have the opportunity to learn a lot more about the title and escrow business. They have also let me lead the integration project between our different software. This has made me even more valuable to the company. I enjoy using my degree to bring in new and consistent clients to our company.
Cons: I am not paid enough at my job. The receptionist duties only take up about 5% of my time during work. I spend more of my time on database management and spreadsheets for other people within the company. I am at the bottom of the totem pole. I do not like dealing with coffee management and getting people drinks, and it is not something that I want to do for the rest of my life.

Receptionist in Davenport:
Pros: I enjoy the professional environment and the high class products we provide for customers. I enjoy the interaction with people on a daily basis and feeling as though I can positively impact a customer's experience.
Cons: The hours are long during a full day.

Receptionist in Ruidoso:
"Office Work."
Pros: The laid back environment and holidays off.
Cons: Family run. Too much drama. Feeling overworked for being here only 2 weeks.

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Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries




National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries

Office Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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Insurance
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Phone Support
0%

Customer Relations
0%

Scheduling
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Billing
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$25,000

Customer Service
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Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 2%

Filing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2455 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 43%
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