The average pay for an Entry-Level Receptionist / Telephone Operator is $11.57 per hour.

$16,687 - $37,583
$17K
$25K
$38K
MEDIAN: $25,000
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$9.10 - $15.22
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$16,687 - $37,583  
   
Bonus
$350.00  
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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$18,820 - $32,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.10 - $15.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.25  
Overtime
$5.93 - $21.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$350.00  
   
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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$18,820 - $32,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 160

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Receptionist / Telephone Operator Advice

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
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
13%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Receptionist / Telephone Operator Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 7%

Phone Support
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$24,000

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Filing
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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