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Entry-Level Receptionist Salary

An Entry-Level Receptionist earns an average wage of $11.17 per hour.

$19,693 - $38,737
(Median)
$20K
$29K
$39K
MEDIAN: $28,948
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90%

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$8.68 - $14.91
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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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$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$19,693 - $38,737  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,180  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,064  
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).
)
$18,302 - $33,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,178
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
$8.68 - $14.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.40  
Overtime
$9.86 - $22.80  
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 - $1,180  
   
Commission
$102.13 - $2,936  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $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).
)
$18,302 - $33,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 6,115

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Receptionist Advice

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

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.

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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Receptionist Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Phone Support
0%

Data Entry
0%

Scheduling
0%

Customer Relations
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Insurance
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$24,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Billing
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Organizing
up arrow 2%

Filing
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1418 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%