Entry-Level Receptionist Salary

An Entry-Level Receptionist earns an average wage of $11.66 per hour.

$19,206 - $40,062
$19K
$29K
$40K
MEDIAN: $29,268
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$9.08 - $15.22
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MEDIAN: $11.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,206 - $40,062  
   
Bonus
$153.06 - $2,473  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $3,064  
Commission
$96.35 - $3,122  
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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$18,966 - $33,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 894
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.08 - $15.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03 - $2.43  
Overtime
$12.94 - $24.09  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$153.06 - $2,473  
   
Commission
$96.35 - $3,122  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $3,064  
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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$18,966 - $33,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5,955

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Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $24,844

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Receptionist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Receptionist in Troy:
"Dead-end job/no raises."
Ask if there is an opportunity for advancement when you interview.

Receptionist in Tampa:
"You can not please everyone."
Learn the different positions within the company, know your role. Step in and help out if you see some one else who needs help but learn to say no as well.

Receptionist in Cape Town:
"How do they interact with clients ?"
Planning. Be pro active. Be patient & mindful. Treat clients in a friendly manner. Be positive & confident.

Receptionist in Baltimore:
"Receptionist are not well compensated."
My advice if you are a young person please try another career not well compensated for the face of the company.

Receptionist in East Windsor:
"I wish I knew there was room to grow."
Try to get a college education or apply for an opening within the company.

Receptionist in Akron:
"Accurate position description."
Always look for new ways to improve self in position to be valuable to the company.

Receptionist in Little Rock:
"Front office success."
Always be eager to learn and follow instructions. Share your ideas for better performance, and make multitasking a goal.

Key Stats for Receptionist

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 913 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries




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Phone Support
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Data Entry
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Scheduling
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Microsoft Word
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Billing
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 913 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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