Receptionist Salary in Washington, District of Columbia (United States)

A Receptionist in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average wage of $14.38 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Typing and Phone Support. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Receptionist in Washington, District of Columbia Total Pay (?
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$21,461 - $42,574
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34,763
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Receptionist in Washington, District of Columbia Total Pay (?
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$9.00 - $21.18
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,461 - $42,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,144  
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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$20,918 - $44,060  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $21.18  
   
Overtime
$20.41 - $25.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,144  
   
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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$20,918 - $44,060  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist in Washington, District of Columbia
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Receptionist in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$32,000
Late-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Receptionist in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Typing
up arrow 23%
Phone Support
up arrow 10%
Office Administration
up arrow 9%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%
Scheduling
up arrow 3%
National Average
$32,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Customer Relations
up arrow 6%
Data Entry
up arrow 7%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 3 out of 5 based on 14 votes.
Gender
Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 31%
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