Receptionist / Telephone Operator Salary

A Receptionist / Telephone Operator earns an average salary of R71,126 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

R38,142 - R112,789
(Median)
R38K
R71K
R110K
MEDIAN: R71,126
10%
50%
90%

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R16.89 - R40.85
(Median)
R17
R22
R41
MEDIAN: R21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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R0R50KR100KR150K
Salary
R38,142 - R112,789  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R8,257  
Profit Sharing
R85,200  
Commission
R0.00  
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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R40,336 - R114,100  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R25R50R75
Hourly Rate
R16.89 - R40.85  
   
Overtime
R18.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
R0R50KR100KR150K
Bonus
R0.00 - R8,257  
   
Commission
R0.00  
Profit Sharing
R85,200  
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).
)
R40,336 - R114,100  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Receptionist / Telephone Operator Advice

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Receptionist / Telephone Operator in Centurion:
"Be Neat, Be Patient, Be Prepared."
You need to be very patient, have a good memory for figures, names and telephone numbers. Take down correct information to pass on to the correct extension. Remember your co-worker's job title and extension. Correct spelling, bilingual. Always be friendly when receiving guests and visitors. Dress smart, be well-groomed to have confidence and to be treated well. Be always aware of your stationery in cupboard. Never tell somebody you forgot to order pens or paper - keep stock! Good knowledge of WORD, Excel and e-mail correspondence. Be on time and be prepared to do work during lunch hour.

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Experience Affects Receptionist / Telephone Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
R70,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
medical benefits
Vision: 1%
dental benefits
None: 64%
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