A Receptionist in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $38,286 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Customer Relations, Accounts Payable, Scheduling, and Office Administration.

$21,699 - $48,249
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$38K
$48K
MEDIAN: $38,286
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$10.31 - $20.27
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,699 - $48,249  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,845  
Total Pay (?
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$21,665 - $48,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $20.27  
   
Overtime
$29.00  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,845  
Total Pay (?
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$21,665 - $48,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
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Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist

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

Key Stats for Receptionist

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
055
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%


National Average
$33,000

Late-Career
up arrow 3%


Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 20%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 18%

Scheduling
up arrow 17%

Office Administration
up arrow 10%

Telecommunications
up arrow 5%

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 2%

National Average
$33,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Phone Support
up arrow 2%


Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Organizing
up arrow 6%

Typing
up arrow 6%

Filing
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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