Receptionists in Los Angeles can expect to earn an average of $12.76 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Most Los Angeles Receptionists like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$22,315 - $45,971
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$46K
MEDIAN: $33,682
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$10.05 - $17.08
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$10
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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$22,315 - $45,971  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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$21,110 - $39,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $17.08  
   
Overtime
$8.21 - $32.29  
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
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$21,110 - $39,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
3,971,896
Male:
1,958,998 (49.3%)
Female:
2,012,898 (50.7%)
Los Angeles (/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican...
Los Angeles:
$52,024
California:
$64,500
$1,271
Los Angeles:
$542,100
California:
$449,100
4.8%

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Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Receptionists in Los Angeles, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $27K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $28K. Los Angeles Receptionists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$29,000



Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries

Billing
up arrow 11%

Telecommunications
up arrow 9%


Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 8%

Organizing
up arrow 6%


Phone Support
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$29,000

Filing
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Office Administration
up arrow 4%


Typing
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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