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Receptionist or Information Clerk Salary (United States)

A Receptionist or Information Clerk earns an average wage of $10.68 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Receptionist or Information Clerk Salary (?
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$19,832 - $39,207
(Median)
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39K
MEDIAN: $29,153
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Receptionist or Information Clerk Salary (?
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$8.19 - $14.74
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,832 - $39,207  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,245  
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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$17,919 - $34,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.19 - $14.74  
   
Overtime
$9.53 - $22.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,245  
   
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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$17,919 - $34,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 279
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Job Description for Receptionist or Information Clerk

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Receptionist or Information Clerk

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Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist or Information Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Receptionist or Information Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$24,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Receptionist or Information Clerk Salaries

National Average
$24,000
Phone Support
up arrow 1%
Data Entry
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 39%