A Receptionist/Telephone Operator earns an average wage of $11.49 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Receptionist/Telephone Operator Total Pay (?
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$23,357 - $39,524
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,585
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Receptionist/Telephone Operator Total Pay (?
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$8.58 - $15.28
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$23,357 - $39,524  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
Profit Sharing
$0.61 - $2,469  
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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$18,340 - $33,798  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 709
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.58 - $15.28  
   
Overtime
$12.06 - $24.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.61 - $2,469  
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).
)
$18,340 - $33,798  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 709
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Job Description for Receptionist/Telephone Operator
  • Verify names and telephone numbers.
  • Direct caller to appropriate extension.
  • Write messages using proper grammar and spelling.
  • Answer calls originating from external and internal sources.
  • Handle all incoming urgent matters or emergencies for staff.
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Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist/Telephone Operator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Receptionist/Telephone Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Receptionist/Telephone Operator Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 2%
Data Entry
up arrow 2%
National Average
$25,000
Filing
up arrow 8%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 84 votes.
Gender
Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 37%
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