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Receptionist Salary

The average salary for a Receptionist is R63,511 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Switchboard, Filing, Taking Meeting Minutes, and Organizing. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

R36,113 - R113,652
(Median)
R36K
R64K
R110K
MEDIAN: R63,511
10%
50%
90%

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R16.19 - R54.23
(Median)
R16
R32
R54
MEDIAN: R31.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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R0R50KR100KR150K
Salary
R36,113 - R113,652  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R10,358  
Profit Sharing
R116.35 - R31,094  
Commission
R1,944 - R5,087  
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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R36,312 - R116,036  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,496
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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R0R60R120R180
Hourly Rate
R16.19 - R54.23  
   
Overtime
R9.83 - R152.58  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
R0R120KR240KR360K
Bonus
R0.00 - R10,358  
   
Commission
R1,944 - R5,087  
Profit Sharing
R116.35 - R31,094  
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).
)
R36,312 - R116,036  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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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

Receptionist Reviews

What is it like working as a Receptionist?

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
R65,000


Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries

Switchboard
up arrow 34%

Filing
up arrow 29%

Taking Meeting Minutes
up arrow 15%

Organizing
up arrow 11%

Client Interaction
up arrow 10%

Inbound Calls
up arrow 10%

Administration
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

National Average
R65,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

up arrow 5%

Telephony
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 316 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

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