Receptionist / Telephone Operator Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Receptionist / Telephone Operator is $11.53 per hour. A skill in Office Administration is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Receptionist / Telephone Operator Total Pay (?
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$18,846 - $39,815
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MEDIAN: $29,624
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Receptionist / Telephone Operator Total Pay (?
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$8.69 - $15.35
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,846 - $39,815  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,202  
Profit Sharing
$41.22 - $3,394  
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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$18,334 - $34,468  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,547
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.69 - $15.35  
   
Overtime
$10.92 - $22.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,202  
   
Profit Sharing
$41.22 - $3,394  
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).
)
$18,334 - $34,468  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,547
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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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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Receptionist / Telephone Operator Salaries

National Average
$25,000

Skills That Affect Receptionist / Telephone Operator Salaries

Office Administration
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Customer Relations
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Typing
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Microsoft Excel
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Customer Service
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Phone Support
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Microsoft Office
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Filing
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National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 35%
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