Receptionist / Telephone Operator Salary

The average wage for a Receptionist / Telephone Operator is $11.92 per hour.

$19,548 - $40,344

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$8.90 - $15.84

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,548 - $40,344  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,024  
Profit Sharing
$39.45 - $3,531  
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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$18,821 - $35,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.90 - $15.84  
   
Overtime
$8.77 - $22.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$39.45 - $3,531  
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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$18,821 - $35,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 683
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Job Description for Receptionist / Telephone Operator

Receptionists/telephone operators typically work for businesses that need someone to greet customers, direct them on where to go, and answer their questions by telephone or in person. Although offices are common employers, these individuals may also work in locations such as salons and hotels. While most offices operate during regular business hours, some positions may require alternative and/or flexible shifts.

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Receptionist / Telephone Operator Tasks

  • Perform administrative support tasks; proofreading, typing, operating calculators, facsimile machine and computers.
  • Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen, route calls and relays messages.
  • Greet and answer inquiries for general public, customers and visitors; announce and log visitors.
  • Process outgoing mail and receive deliveries.

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Experience Affects Receptionist / Telephone Operator Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Receptionist / Telephone Operator Salaries


Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Phone Support
0%

Typing
0%

National Average
$26,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Filing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 35%
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