A Receptionist in Chicago, Illinois earns an average wage of $12.50 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Office. 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.

$24,805 - $38,760
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$32K
$39K
MEDIAN: $31,907
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$9.98 - $16.33
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MEDIAN: $12.50
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$24,805 - $38,760  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$21,152 - $37,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $16.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$19.46  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,152 - $37,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist

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

Key Stats for Receptionist

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
049
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
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Customer Service
0%

National Average
$29,000




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Filing
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Telecommunications
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Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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