Receptionists in Philadelphia, Pa. can expect wages of $12.59 per hour on average. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and approximately one-half receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Receptionists in Philadelphia, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

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MEDIAN: $33,790
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$1,050  
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$21,446 - $41,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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$9.96 - $18.49  
   
Overtime
$21.00  
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$21,446 - $41,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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About Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
1,518,685
Male:
741,270 (47.3%)
Female:
826,172 (52.7%)
Philadelphia (/ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most populous in the United States, with an estimated population in 2014 of 1,560,297. In the Northeastern United States, at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley, a metropolitan area home to 7.2 million people and the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. In 1682, William Penn founded the city to serve as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony. Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals in the Revolutionary War, and served as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center...
Philadelphia:
$41,233
Pennsylvania:
$55,702
$952
Philadelphia:
$150,700
Pennsylvania:
$170,600
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Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $26K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $27K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Philadelphia Receptionists make a median salary of $32K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $31K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$28,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%


Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Scheduling
up arrow 9%

Organizing
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Customer Relations
up arrow 5%

Office Administration
up arrow 5%

Phone Support
up arrow 4%

Typing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$28,000

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Filing
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Billing
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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