A Receptionist earns an average salary of R71,484 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Human Resources and Receptionist. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

R40,262 - R123,637
(Median)
R40K
R71K
R120K
MEDIAN: R71,483
10%
50%
90%

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R14.01 - R58.71
(Median)
R14
R29
R59
MEDIAN: R29.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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R0R50KR100KR150K
Salary
R40,262 - R123,637  
   
Bonus
R1,452 - R14,874  
Profit Sharing
R20,500  
Commission
R0.00 - R35,508  
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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R39,606 - R124,995  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,711
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R60R120R180
Hourly Rate
R14.01 - R58.71  
   
Overtime
R9.72 - R157.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R120KR240KR360K
Bonus
R1,452 - R14,874  
   
Commission
R0.00 - R35,508  
Profit Sharing
R20,500  
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).
)
R39,606 - R124,995  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R71,584

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Receptionist Reviews

What is it like working as a Receptionist?

Receptionist in Durban:
"Good atmosphere."
Pros: The people are amiable and management is very generous. Tasks vary and there is little monotony.
Cons: Getting all of the dirty work because I am in one of the lowest positions in the company.

Receptionist in Margate:
"Boring."
Pros: I like talking to new people all the time, the owners are very lenient at times and I can dress casually.
Cons: We sit around for hours waiting for clients to come in, we sit and do nothing and that irritates me. I have no contract, no UIF, no pay slips.

Receptionist in Cape Town:
"Salary increase."
Pros: I like everything that I do. I learn more everyday.
Cons: When other departments push more work onto you thinking that you're not doing anything.

Receptionist in Johannesburg:
Pros: Meeting new people everyday, talking to clients and they will thank you on how you do your job. They will even send you something just to show you how much they appreciate working with you. I know how to speak to people or may be say clients. I love my job so much, getting to learn new things everyday.
Cons: When people take advantage of me, I don't like it.

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Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries




National Average
R72,000


Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries

Human Resources
up arrow 17%

Receptionist
up arrow 11%


Client Interaction
up arrow 8%

Taking Meeting Minutes
up arrow 4%

Administration
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Switchboard
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
0%

Filing
0%

Inbound Calls
0%

National Average
R72,000

Typing
up arrow 3%

Telephony
up arrow 15%

Organizing
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
medical benefits
Vision: 2%
dental benefits
None: 75%
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