An Entry-Level Receptionist earns an average wage of C$14.06 per hour.

C$24,575 - C$40,423
C$25K
C$32K
C$40K
MEDIAN: C$32,395
10%
50%
90%
C$11.30 - C$17.65
C$11
C$14
C$18
MEDIAN: C$14.04
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$40K
Salary C$24,575 - C$40,423
Bonus C$103 - C$3,030
Profit Sharing C$61.83 - C$3,878
Commission C$55.00 - C$4,898
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$23,859 - C$38,880
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 750
Hourly Data C$0C$26
Hourly Rate C$11.30 - C$17.65
Hourly Tips C$0.06 - C$3.39
Overtime C$12.30 - C$26.57
Annual Data C$0C$38K
Bonus C$103 - C$3,030
Commission C$55.00 - C$4,898
Profit Sharing C$61.83 - C$3,878
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$23,859 - C$38,880
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,656

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.

Receptionist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$30,173

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

Receptionist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Receptionist in Nanaimo:
"Way more than answering phones and a bit of filing."
The more you learn about how your company conducts business, the more opportunities you will have and the more you will enjoy your job.

Receptionist in Winnipeg:
You need to remember you represent the company. And your demeanour, telephone manner, and the way you deal with all kinds of visitors all reflect on the. Company. Reception is the first point of contact.

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.

Key Stats for Receptionist

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 327 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries






Phone Support
▼0%

▼0%


National Average
C$30,000


▼2%


▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 327 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 45%