A Receptionist in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $37,864 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Scheduling, Accounts Payable, and Customer Relations. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$23,008 - $48,285
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$23K
$38K
$48K
MEDIAN: $37,864
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$10.31 - $20.51
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,008 - $48,285  
   
Bonus
$1,800  
Total Pay (?
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$22,212 - $48,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $20.51  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,800  
   
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$22,212 - $48,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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
5.0%

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Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist

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

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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%


National Average
$34,000


Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 17%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 14%

Customer Relations
up arrow 11%

Office Administration
up arrow 6%

Telecommunications
up arrow 2%

National Average
$34,000

Accounts Receivable
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Organizing
up arrow 4%

Typing
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Phone Support
up arrow 5%

Data Entry
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

Filing
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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