The average salary for a Front Desk Receptionist is R74,459 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Customer Service is associated with high pay for this job.

R45,645 - R125,203
R46K
R74K
R130K
MEDIAN: R73,950
10%
50%
90%
R15.37 - R56.67
R15
R27
R57
MEDIAN: R26.87
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50%
90%
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Salary R45,645 - R125,203
Bonus R997 - R48,479
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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R42,846 - R124,280
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 10 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 170
Hourly Data R0R56
Hourly Rate R15.37 - R56.67
Hourly Tips R1.00
Overtime R0.00 - R39.50
Annual Data R0R124K
Bonus R997 - R48,479
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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R42,846 - R124,280
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 10 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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Pay by Experience Level for Front Desk Receptionist

Pay by Experience for a Front Desk Receptionist has a positive trend. An entry-level Front Desk Receptionist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R67,000 based on 131 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Front Desk Receptionist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R86,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Front Desk Receptionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R112,000 based on 21 salaries. A Front Desk Receptionist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R147,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R73,160

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Front Desk Receptionist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Front Desk Receptionist?

Front Desk Receptionist in Johannesburg:
"Be alert and a fast learner, love people's company."
Pros: Filing. Telephone ettiquette.
Cons: Office conflict.

Front Desk Receptionist in Johannesburg:
"JOB SUMMARY."
Pros: LIASING WITH CLIENTS TELEPHONICALLY ON A DAILY BASIS, CAPTURING DATA FOR FINANCE ON TIMBUKTU AND SAGE PASTEL SOMETIMES UPLOAD PICTURES OF JOBS COMPLETED BY THE INSTALLATION TEAM ON THE SERVER, OFFER CLIENTS REFRESHMENTS UPON ARRIVAL, ASSIST HR WITH DAILY ATTENDANCE REGISTER, OPEN AND CLOSE MAIN GATE FOR CLIENTS UPON ARRIVAL.
Cons: THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO BENEFITS AT ALL. AND I JUST ANSWER CALLS...

Front Desk Receptionist in GAUTENG:
"Interesting."
Pros: Meeting new people and learning more in the field.
Cons: Dealing with rude clients telephonically.

Front Desk Receptionist in Johannesburg:
"Its okay, I love interacting with people..."
Pros: Im the face of the company, I love that challenge to always appear happy, it actually attracts a lot of positives in my life, and I literally feel alive and positive, by just pretending to be, you know how we are supposed to be warm and friendly and sound energetic over the phone.
Cons: The pay is too little, and there is no growth in this line of work, no one cares about you, and what you think, so there is little opportunity to develop within the company...

Front Desk Receptionist in Johannesburg:
"Good."
Pros: That I have to meet people and speak to people and help them.
Cons:

Front Desk Receptionist in Durban:
"Senior frontline receptionist."
Pros: Communicating with other people & cultures. Socilaising.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Front Desk Receptionist

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist Salaries

Late-Career
▲100%

Experienced
▲53%

▲18%

National Average
R73,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Front Desk Receptionist Salaries

Customer Service
▲17%

Office Administration
▲2%

National Average
R73,000

▼1%

Typing
▼6%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Administration
▼18%

Filing
▼24%

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 81%
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