A Receptionist earns an average wage of AU$20.11 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. A skill in Customer Service Metrics is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

AU$29,480 - AU$51,214
AU$29K
AU$40K
AU$51K
MEDIAN: AU$39,902
10%
50%
90%
AU$16.29 - AU$24.94
AU$16
AU$20
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$20.13
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$51K
Salary AU$29,480 - AU$51,214
Bonus AU$247 - AU$4,149
Commission AU$350
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$32,184 - AU$51,938
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,748
Hourly Data AU$0AU$37
Hourly Rate AU$16.29 - AU$24.94
Hourly Tips AU$9.09
Overtime AU$20.35 - AU$37.79
Annual Data AU$0AU$51K
Bonus AU$247 - AU$4,149
Commission AU$350
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$32,184 - AU$51,938
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,630

Job Description for Receptionist

A receptionist is an employee who typically works at a larger company. He or she normally is the first person a visitor or customer may encounter at the site. Receptionists typically screen incoming phone calls, while taking and distributing messages to appropriate parties. They also greet visitors and inform company employees that persons have arrived for meetings or appointments.

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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.

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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 AU$41,000 based on 1,512 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 AU$44,000 based on 967 salaries. An experienced Receptionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$48,000 based on 288 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 AU$48,000 based on 163 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$41,241

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Receptionist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Receptionist?

Receptionist in Footscray:
"I love it."
Pros: Being a problem solver and an all-rounder.
Cons: No relief from duties.

Receptionist in Perth:
"Low pay."
Pros: The people sometimes.
Cons: Pay. Treatment. Work load. Expectations.

Receptionist in Swan Hills:
Pros: Responsibility, customer interaction and service.
Cons: Corporate culture, the way disputes are ''resolved'' the way my employer and co workers talk down to me and others.

Receptionist in Mount Martha:
"Office Conditions."
Pros: The people I work with, the tasks I am required to do. I am interested in real estate.
Cons: Doing the cleaning. The pay rate.

Receptionist in Perth:
"Not satisfying."
Pros: My lunch break and the people. Was a good entry into the work force.
Cons: Most of it. The angry clients- due to other people and not being appreciated.

Receptionist in Canberra:
"Great, meet a lot of people."
Pros: Meeting new people, gaining new skills.
Cons: Overworked, under paid. Lazy coworkers.

Receptionist in Moorabbin:
"Job stats."
Pros: Meeting people.
Cons: The Management.

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Key Stats for Receptionist

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 176 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries

▲16%

▲16%

▲8%

▼0%

National Average
AU$41,000

Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries


▲7%





Administration
▼0%

Office Administration
▼0%

Data Entry
▼0%

Phone Support
▼0%

Typing
▼0%

Sales
▼0%

National Average
AU$41,000

▼1%

▼4%

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 95%