A Front Desk Receptionist earns an average wage of AU$20.21 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

AU$28,282 - AU$52,618
AU$28K
AU$41K
AU$53K
MEDIAN: AU$40,826
10%
50%
90%
AU$17.18 - AU$25.15
AU$17
AU$20
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$20.24
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$52K
Salary AU$28,282 - AU$52,618
Bonus AU$250
Commission AU$960
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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AU$32,496 - AU$52,445
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 240
Hourly Data AU$0AU$36
Hourly Rate AU$17.18 - AU$25.15
Overtime AU$2.54 - AU$36.32
Annual Data AU$0AU$52K
Bonus AU$250
Commission AU$960
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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AU$32,496 - AU$52,445
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 367

Job Description for Front Desk Receptionist

Front desk receptionists perform a wide variety of front desk duties for an organization. They welcome and greet visitors or guests, ask if they have appointments and look at the schedule to confirm details of the visitors' appointments. They call the individuals that are expecting the visitors to let them know that they have arrived; if instructed, they direct the visitor to the appropriate location within the company. The front desk receptionist must follow all security procedures, as well as monitor the logbook of visitors and issue visitor badges if needed. They must maintain a clean reception area, as well as comply with their company’s procedures, rules and regulations at all times. Additionally, front desk receptionists must answer the phone at the front desk, routing calls and responding to questions.

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Front Desk Receptionist Tasks

  • Greet and answer inquiries for general public, customers and visitors; announce and log visitors.
  • Process outgoing mail and receive deliveries.
  • Perform administrative support tasks; proofreading, typing, operating calculators, facsimile machine and computers.
  • Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen, route calls and relays messages.

Front Desk Receptionist Pay By Employer

$0$42K

$18,917

$22,077

Massage Envy
11 profiles
$21,303

YMCA
9 profiles
$18,408

Hampton Inn
8 profiles
$20,800

$20,267

Holiday Inn
5 profiles
$19,962

Common Career Paths for Front Desk Receptionist


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Front Desk Receptionist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Front Desk Receptionist

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 AU$40,000 based on 401 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 AU$45,000 based on 164 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 AU$46,000 based on 106 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 AU$46,000 based on 59 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$41,831

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Front Desk Receptionist Reviews

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

Front Desk Receptionist in Melbourne:
"Great meet lots of different people."
Pros: Friendly staff.
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Key Stats for Front Desk Receptionist

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist Salaries

▲9%

▲9%

▲7%

National Average
AU$42,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Front Desk Receptionist Salaries





National Average
AU$42,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: %
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 95%