£16,401
Avg. Salary
£7.72
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

£506

Bonus

£470

Profit Sharing

£430

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Receptionist is £7.72 per hour.

The average pay for a Receptionist is £16,401 per year.

10%
£6.64
10%
£7.72
50%
£9.54
90%
90%
MEDIAN £7.72
10%
£12k
10%
£16k
50%
£23k
90%
90%
MEDIAN £16,401
£11,720 - £23,317
£12K
£16K
£23K
MEDIAN: £16,401
10%
50%
90%
£6.64 - £9.54
£6
£7
£9
MEDIAN: £7.72
10%
50%
90%
£0£23K
Salary £11,720 - £23,317
Bonus £101 - £2,355
Profit Sharing £470
Commission £49.32 - £1,987
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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£12,789 - £21,513
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,245
Hourly Data £0£12
Hourly Rate £6.64 - £9.54
Hourly Tips £0.09 - £2.24
Overtime £4.76 - £12.87
Annual Data £0£21K
Bonus £101 - £2,355
Commission £49.32 - £1,987
Profit Sharing £470
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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£12,789 - £21,513
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,073

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.

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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 ₤15,000 based on 902 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 ₤16,000 based on 300 salaries. An experienced Receptionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤17,000 based on 238 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 ₤17,000 based on 103 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £16,271

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

Receptionist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Receptionist?

Receptionist in London:
"Pleasant to work with and efficient in a timely manner."
Pros: I like the interaction with the customers. Seeing them happy with the service provided in order to furnish a great experience.
Cons: Rude customers most likely. Being a complains desk sometimes.

Receptionist in Birmingham:
"Review."
Pros: Working with the public.
Cons: Used as a general dogs body,

Receptionist in Shrewsbury:
"Stressful."
Pros: I get along well with my colleagues. It is rewarding to receive praise from members.
Cons: Boss that usually pays me late and speaks to me in a patronising way. I sometimes have to deal with difficult customers and I'm the only one here.

Receptionist in Deal:
"Very Stressful."
Pros: Helping People.
Cons: Work Alone during busy periods.

Receptionist in London:
Pros: It can be a fast-paced job and time passes quickly. The responsibility for keeping the ward secure. Opportunity to browse online when I am free.
Cons: Restricted movement at times. Handling too many demands and tasks at once. Trying to meet the demands of an impatient staff and patients all the time. Insular management and preference given to staff of a certain type. Inability to assert oneself without criticism. No opportunity to progress or expect anything more than a 1% annual pay increase. Feeling undervalued and unappreciated at times. Suspect that other people take credit for my inventions and endeavours.

Receptionist in Aberdeen:
"No chance of progression"
There is no where to go once you are taken on. I was told repeatedly in my interview and ever since, that I would get a reception team leader job and still nothing has materialised. I was given extra responsibilities without the title or wage increase to match.

Receptionist in Basingstoke:
"Customer Facing, "
Pros: Flexible working hours and variety of workload
Cons: Pay

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Key Stats for Receptionist

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries

▲5%

▲4%

National Average
₤16,000

▼1%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries

Telephony
▲17%

Cash Handling
▼0%

Payroll Administration
▼0%

National Average
₤16,000


Office Administration
▼3%


Customer Service
▼4%

▼5%

Switchboard
▼6%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼11%

Organizing
▼16%

Receptionist
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 78%