Entry-Level Receptionist / Telephone Operator Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Receptionist / Telephone Operator is $11.63 per hour.

$16,570 - $38,142
$17K
$25K
$38K
MEDIAN: $25,000
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90%

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$9.24 - $15.13
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$12
$15
MEDIAN: $11.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$16,570 - $38,142  
   
Bonus
$491.32  
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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$19,090 - $31,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.24 - $15.13  
   
Overtime
$5.86 - $21.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$491.32  
   
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).
)
$19,090 - $31,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 172

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Receptionist / Telephone Operator Advice

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

Receptionist / Telephone Operator in St. Louis:
"Professional Growth."
Always remember that you are the first face of a company whether or not you are answering the telephone or someone is walking in the front door. Be pleasant at all times. If you cannot do that, than this position is not a position you need to remain in. Find a new career path immediately! Only use this type of position to open doors for you. Do not let this be your "career" path unless it offers you opportunity to learn about the Company you are working for and provide professional growth within the Company. If you are not able to grow professionally or personally, you need to move onward!

Receptionist / Telephone Operator in Johnson City:
"Stress Level Was Very High In Call Centers."
Stay calm and don't try to do everything at once. Always be polite and smile. Do not bring problems from outside or family worries to work with you. Always be on time.

Key Stats for Receptionist / Telephone Operator

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
12%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Receptionist / Telephone Operator Salaries

Office Administration
▲8%

Phone Support
▲2%

Data Entry
▲2%

Customer Service
▲1%

Typing
▲1%

Microsoft Word
▲1%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$24,000

Customer Relations
▼1%

Filing
▼5%

Microsoft Office
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 41%