C$34,780
Avg. Salary
C$14.15
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$950

Bonus

C$575

Profit Sharing

C$5,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Front Desk Receptionist is C$14.15 per hour.

The average pay for a Front Desk Receptionist is C$34,780 per year.

C$11.44
10%
C$14.15
50%
C$18.28
90%
MEDIAN C$14.15
C$25k
10%
C$35k
50%
C$43k
90%
MEDIAN C$34,780
C$25,011 - C$43,410
C$25K
C$35K
C$43K
MEDIAN: C$34,780
10%
50%
90%
C$11.44 - C$18.28
C$11
C$14
C$18
MEDIAN: C$14.15
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$43K
Salary C$25,011 - C$43,410
Bonus C$147 - C$3,091
Profit Sharing C$575
Commission C$5,500
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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C$24,037 - C$40,775
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 128
Hourly Data C$0C$29
Hourly Rate C$11.44 - C$18.28
Hourly Tips C$0.10
Overtime C$12.73 - C$29.82
Annual Data C$0C$40K
Bonus C$147 - C$3,091
Commission C$5,500
Profit Sharing C$575
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).
)
C$24,037 - C$40,775
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 365

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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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 C$29,000 based on 151 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 C$32,000 based on 74 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 C$32,000 based on 59 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 C$37,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

38%

17%

14%

12%

5%

-1%

National Average: C$30,649

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

Front Desk Receptionist Reviews

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

Front Desk Receptionist in Mississauga:
"It's great, everything is close by and the commute to work is good."
Pros: Love my job and the company I work for.
Cons: The commute back home is not that good

Front Desk Receptionist in Woodbridge:
"Safe."
Pros: I am surrounded by a trusted community that helps me to grow as an individual.
Cons: People over the phone can often be rude because they are always in a rush to go somewhere or complete something. Very high demand area.

Front Desk Receptionist in Toronto:
"Stress level."
Pros: Our clients leave feeling relaxed /or beautiful, and taken care of.
Cons: Fast-paced. Must be quick learner and able to retain a lot of information in a short period of time to make the job run smoothly. Lack of communication from other employees causes hiccups in the operation, making it harder to do my job properly. Product pushing.

Front Desk Receptionist in Lethbridge:
"Perks vs. Stress Level"
Pros: The perks - working with animals, friendly co-workers.
Cons: Unpleasant customers, little help when needed, overwhelming, stressful, always the first to be blamed, little respect.

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Key Stats for Front Desk Receptionist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist Salaries

▲20%

▲5%

▲5%

National Average
C$31,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Front Desk Receptionist Salaries


▲5%





Administration
▲1%

National Average
C$31,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 46%