An Entry-Level Receptionist earns an average wage of $11.61 per hour.

$19,318 - $40,095
(Median)
$19K
$29K
$40K
MEDIAN: $29,268
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$9.06 - $15.19
(Median)
$9
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary 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$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,318 - $40,095  
   
Bonus
$151.13 - $2,511  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $2,980  
Commission
$51.00 - $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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$18,924 - $33,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 902
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.06 - $15.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03 - $2.45  
Overtime
$13.10 - $24.02  
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
$151.13 - $2,511  
   
Commission
$51.00 - $4,500  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $2,980  
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).
)
$18,924 - $33,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,917
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,785

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Receptionist Advice

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

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.

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Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries

Office Administration
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Insurance
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Phone Support
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$25,000

Customer Service
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Data Entry
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Scheduling
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Customer Relations
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Typing
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Organizing
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Billing
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Filing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 924 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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