The average hourly pay for a Receptionist is £7.81.
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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
- Perform administrative support tasks; proofreading, typing, operating calculators, facsimile machine and computers.
- Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen, route calls and relays messages.
- Greet and answer inquiries for general public, customers and visitors; announce and log visitors.
- Process outgoing mail and receive deliveries.
Popular Employer Salaries for Receptionist
The top respondents for the job title Receptionist are from the companies The National Health Service (NHS), Travelodge Hotels, Inc. and Vets4Pets. Reported salaries are highest at Doctors Surgery where the average pay is £8.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The National Health Service (NHS) and Vets4Pets, earning around £7.69 and £7.58, respectively. Travelodge Hotels, Inc. pays the lowest at around £6.89. Hilton Worldwide and Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £6.90 and £7.40, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Receptionist
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing, Microsoft Office, Administration 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 £7.39 based on 599 salaries. An early career Receptionist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.62 based on 1,185 salaries. A mid-career Receptionist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.04 based on 478 salaries. An experienced Receptionist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.20 based on 402 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £8.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Receptionist in their job title in Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh earn an average of 6.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, England: London (3.5% more) and Bristol, England: Bristol (3.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Birmingham, England: Birmingham (6.5% less), Norwich, England: Norfolk (3.7% less) and Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (3.5% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 2,836 survey responses.