Receptionist Salary

The average pay for a Receptionist is $12.17 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$20,855 - $43,626
$21K
$31K
$44K
MEDIAN: $30,833
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50%
90%

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$9.61 - $16.52
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.30
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$0$43K
Salary $20,855 - $43,626
Bonus $198.33 - $2,565
Profit Sharing $489.36 - $4,085
Commission $97.29 - $3,081
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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$20,113 - $36,702
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,484
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.61 - $16.52
Hourly Tips $0.03 - $4.01
Overtime $13.65 - $26.65
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $198.33 - $2,565
Commission $97.29 - $3,081
Profit Sharing $489.36 - $4,085
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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$20,113 - $36,702
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9,064

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist

Pay by Experience for a Receptionist has a positive trend. An entry-level Receptionist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 6,555 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Receptionist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 2,836 salaries. An experienced Receptionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 2,302 salaries. A Receptionist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 943 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,476

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Receptionist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Receptionist?

Receptionist in Huntsville:
"Urgent care."
Pros: Excellent staff and good hours.
Cons: Patient flow heavy some days. Could pay more.

Receptionist in Fortuna:
"Long."
Pros: The people I meet and conversate with.
Cons: The down time, and lack on consistancy with employer.

Receptionist in Owings Mills:
"Flexible when needed."
Pros: Promised hours. Will answer questions when needed.
Cons: Not flexible for family stuff, such as baby doctors.

Receptionist in Brooklyn:
"IT IS NOT FLXIBLE ENOUGH AND THE PAY ISN'T WORTH THE STRESS."
Pros: WEEKENDS OFF.
Cons: THE BENEFITS AND GROWTH.

Receptionist in Louisville:
Pros: Great job, benefits, friends.
Cons: Stressful, late patient working under staffed.

Receptionist in Peoria:
"Its okay."
Pros: I work with animals.
Cons: It is stressful, the schedule is never the same, my hours are not guaranteed, and I do not get paid enough.

Receptionist in Atlanta:
"Receptionist review."
Pros: I got to interact with customers every day. It was fast paced and always different. I loved being able to help others.
Cons: It sucked sometimes not being appreciated for all the hard work that you do. Being the hardest working in the company and the least paid. Getting yelled at by customers for something that was out of my control since I didn't own the company.

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Key Stats for Receptionist

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1709 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries

▲13%

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
$26,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries



▼0%

National Average
$26,000


Scheduling
▼1%




Microsoft Word
▼2%

Billing
▼2%


▼3%

▼3%

▼3%

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1709 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 45%
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