Entry-Level Receptionist Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Receptionist earns an average wage of $10.98 per hour.
Entry-Level Receptionist Total Pay (?
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$19,667 - $37,838
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MEDIAN: $28,841
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Entry-Level Receptionist Total Pay (?
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$8.49 - $14.74
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$19,667 - $37,838  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,152  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $3,915  
Commission
$25.00 - $4,500  
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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$18,079 - $33,180  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,927
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.49 - $14.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.19  
Overtime
$9.03 - $22.82  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,152  
   
Commission
$25.00 - $4,500  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $3,915  
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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$18,079 - $33,180  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,927
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Pay Difference By Location

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Receptionist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Receptionist in Lexington Park:
"Responsibilities."
Always be professional - you are the first point of contact for everyone entering the building. Be aware that this is much more than just answering phones. Manage 8 conference rooms in 2 locations, various and numerous facilities management issues, Federal Express shipments, assisting the manager often and when needed, back-up to the manager, take minutes at numerous teleconference meetings and classes, verify visitors and assign appropriate temporary badges.
Receptionist in Norcross:
"How To Deal With Violent Or Narcissistic People."
I cannot share my options in my work with my boss. All employees must meet with their boss ahead of time and discuss "work subjects" or what is bothering them. When going to a meeting and your subject comes up don't say anything just let others try to make an input. I was always told to not talk period around men. Any thoughts let your boss know and keep any personal or business comments to oneself. I have also been told by business speakers to leave my job because ignoring the situation does not work.
Receptionist in Triangle:
"That It Is Stressful Working With Different Types Of People."
Ask for the higher salary and don't back down. Work only what your job description says, do not volunteer for anything.
Receptionist in Montgomery:
"Where It Would Lead Me To."
Make sure of all duties required before you accept the job and that you have a great personality.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Receptionist Salaries

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Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 46%
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