Entry-Level Receptionist Salary

An Entry-Level Receptionist earns an average wage of $11.19 per hour.

$19,649 - $39,040
(Median)
$20K
$29K
$39K
MEDIAN: $28,986
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90%

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$8.72 - $14.91
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,649 - $39,040  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,213  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $3,015  
Commission
$102.13 - $2,936  
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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$18,354 - $33,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,260
National Hourly Rate 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$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.72 - $14.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.38  
Overtime
$9.90 - $22.85  
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.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,213  
   
Commission
$102.13 - $2,936  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $3,015  
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).
)
$18,354 - $33,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 6,755
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Pay Difference by Location

Receptionist Advice

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

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.

Receptionist in San Marino:
"Enjoying my position."
To always smile when you answer phones & greet incoming clients. To multi-task & always keep working.

Receptionist in Medford:
"That There Is No Upward Mobility."
Remember that you are the first impression for the company. Treat it with pride and respect.

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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Receptionist Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
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Phone Support
0%

Data Entry
0%

Scheduling
0%

Customer Relations
0%

Insurance
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$24,000

Billing
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Organizing
up arrow 2%

Filing
up arrow 3%

Typing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1414 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 47%
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