The average salary for a Receptionist is R72,513 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Human Resources and Receptionist. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

R40,145 - R124,348
R40K
R73K
R120K
MEDIAN: R73,089
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50%
90%

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R14.37 - R57.57
R14
R29
R58
MEDIAN: R29.35
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National Salary Data (?
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R0R50KR100KR150K
Salary
R40,145 - R124,348  
   
Bonus
R992 - R14,795  
Profit Sharing
R7,500  
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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R39,727 - R125,779  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,698
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
R14.37 - R57.57  
   
Overtime
R9.62 - R135.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R100KR200KR300K
Bonus
R992 - R14,795  
   
Commission
R0.00 - R35,508  
Profit Sharing
R7,500  
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).
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R39,727 - R125,779  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist

Pay by Experience for a Receptionist has a positive trend. An entry-level Receptionist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 1,246 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Receptionist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 463 salaries. An experienced Receptionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 179 salaries. A Receptionist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 30 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R73,264

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Receptionist Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Receptionist

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries

▲52%

▲41%

▲22%

National Average
R73,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries

Human Resources
▲15%

Receptionist
▲14%

Client Interaction
▲7%

Switchboard
▲5%




Taking Meeting Minutes
▲2%



National Average
R73,000

▼3%

▼3%

Inbound Calls
▼3%

Telephony
▼5%

Organizing
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 77%
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