C$34,303
Avg. Salary
C$14.74
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$913

Bonus

C$1,024

Profit Sharing

C$1,221

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Receptionist is C$14.74 per hour.

The average pay for a Receptionist is C$34,303 per year.

C$11.78
10%
C$14.74
50%
C$19.18
90%
MEDIAN C$14.74
C$26k
10%
C$34k
50%
C$43k
90%
MEDIAN C$34,303
C$26,273 - C$42,982
C$26K
C$34K
C$43K
MEDIAN: C$34,303
10%
50%
90%
C$11.78 - C$19.18
C$12
C$15
C$19
MEDIAN: C$14.74
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$42K
Salary C$26,273 - C$42,982
Bonus C$203 - C$2,880
Profit Sharing C$99.33 - C$4,027
Commission C$100 - C$5,000
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$24,926 - C$41,306
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 22 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,091
Hourly Data C$0C$27
Hourly Rate C$11.78 - C$19.18
Hourly Tips C$1.25
Overtime C$13.49 - C$27.34
Annual Data C$0C$41K
Bonus C$203 - C$2,880
Commission C$100 - C$5,000
Profit Sharing C$99.33 - C$4,027
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$24,926 - C$41,306
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 22 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,103

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 Pay By Employer

$0$55K

H&R Block
42 profiles
$20,512

$23,544

$23,276

$23,402

America's Best
11 profiles
$21,901

Massage Envy
9 profiles
$24,359

$34,424

$26,002

$52,558

$31,442

Common Career Paths for Receptionist


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Receptionist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Receptionist

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 C$30,000 based on 1,115 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 C$32,000 based on 453 salaries. An experienced Receptionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$33,000 based on 354 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 C$34,000 based on 174 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$31,661

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

Receptionist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Receptionist?

Receptionist in Burlington:
Pros: The people I work with but most importantly all regular and new clients that I get to interact with and build relationships. Nothing is better then putting a smile on their face and ensuring their visit is a great one and also they had a good experience.
Cons: I can't really say there is anything bad about my job. Don't get me wrong, everyone does have their good and bad days and no career is perfect. It's what you make out of it and what kind of attitude you bring into your work environment. It's about loving where you work, giving the clients a good experience and to be positive.

Receptionist in Toronto:
"Receptionist/Client Care."
Pros: I like the daily interactions with clients and customers. I like keeping busy and the fast pace the job has to offer. It is rewarding to me when I get everything done and all company issues are taken care of. I like that people are constantly depending on me and that all resolutions go through me. I am responsible for more than just reception. I also work with the Customer Care Dept. Ensuring accounts are set-up, payments are made, customer forms are scanned and emailed among many other duties.
Cons: Work load can be quite hectic. People don't realize how busy and involved a receptionist is. The company literally falls apart when I take time off but it's not until things start going wrong before they realize how important the things that I do. I have too many bosses assigning me jobs where I'm at and they don't realize (or communicate to each other). I am getting jobs from all of them causing an overload of work. I feel under-appreciated and my work gets unnoticed. My direct Manager has fully admitted that he does not know how to evaluate me because he doesn't know what I do or what is expected or what is considered 'working above and beyond'. I give 110% everyday and my duties and responsibilities just keep growing and growing everyday and continues to get unnoticed.

Receptionist in Vancouver:
Pros: Relaxing environment and the work isn't very hard to do
Cons: Doesn't look like there is any room for advancement

Receptionist in Siksika:
Have an open mind to learn new tasks, be patient and kind to all who enter the building. Know your company because your the first person representing the company. Enjoy.

Receptionist in Calgary:
Pros: The sunlight in the office, and the fact that I get to take lunches- as that is new for me; the small fmaily feel to this small office.
Cons: Feeling unnoticed, unappreciated. Treated like a 'know-nothing' when upper management is tired or cranky.

Receptionist in Brampton:
"fun, communication internal and external"
Pros: I enjoy the contact with people. I like to solve problems. close to home. people I work with. it's an all around good place to work.
Cons: Politics, all changes take too long. gossip temp policy

Receptionist in Kirkland:
Pros: Helping people
Cons: Being confined and not having challenging work to do.

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Key Stats for Receptionist

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 494 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries

▲9%

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
C$32,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲18%

Organizing
▲9%






National Average
C$32,000

Data Entry
▼1%


Phone Support
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%


▼3%


▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 494 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 43%