The average hourly pay for a Receptionist in Canada is C$14.81.
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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. A receptionist must have a variety of useful skills. One of the first is an ability to multitask efficiently, with…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Receptionist
The top respondents for the job title Receptionist are from the companies Re/Max Real Estate, Revera Inc. and Chatters. Reported salaries are highest at Revera Inc. where the average pay is C$14.24. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Re/Max Real Estate, earning around C$14.03. Chatters pays the lowest at around C$12.00. Hakim Optical also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying C$12.17.
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Popular Skills for Receptionist
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Skills in Office Administration, Data Entry and Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Phone Support and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Receptionist
An entry-level Receptionist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$14.02 based on 182 salaries. An early career Receptionist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$14.36 based on 1,489 salaries. A mid-career Receptionist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$15.28 based on 560 salaries. An experienced Receptionist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$16.07 based on 505 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$16.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Receptionist in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 7.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (6.8% more) and Mississauga, Ontario (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (5.3% less), Toronto, Ontario (1.8% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (0.7% less).
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