$32,231
Avg. Salary
$12.09
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$627

Bonus

$2,472

Profit Sharing

$1,100

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Front Desk Receptionist is $12.09 per hour.

The average pay for a Front Desk Receptionist is $32,231 per year.

10%
$8.97
10%
$12.09
50%
$16.78
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MEDIAN $12.09
10%
$21k
10%
$32k
50%
$48k
90%
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MEDIAN $32,231
$20,743 - $47,702
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MEDIAN: $32,231
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$0$47K
Salary $20,743 - $47,702
Bonus $103 - $2,586
Profit Sharing $97.87 - $10,213
Commission $104 - $4,500
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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$18,850 - $37,229
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 383
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $8.97 - $16.78
Hourly Tips $0.14 - $5.56
Overtime $13.01 - $26.50
Annual Data $0$37K
Bonus $103 - $2,586
Commission $104 - $4,500
Profit Sharing $97.87 - $10,213
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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$18,850 - $37,229
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,276

Job Description for Front Desk Receptionist

Front desk receptionists perform a wide variety of front desk duties for an organization. They welcome and greet visitors or guests, ask if they have appointments and look at the schedule to confirm details of the visitors' appointments. They call the individuals that are expecting the visitors to let them know that they have arrived; if instructed, they direct the visitor to the appropriate location within the company. The front desk receptionist must follow all security procedures, as well as monitor the logbook of visitors and issue visitor badges if needed. They must maintain a clean reception area, as well as comply with their company’s procedures, rules and regulations at all times. Additionally, front desk receptionists must answer the phone at the front desk, routing calls and responding to questions.

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Front Desk 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Front Desk Receptionist


Holiday Inn Express, Best Western International, Inc., Massage Envy, YMCA, and Holiday Inn are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Front Desk Receptionists. Best Western International, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $22K. Front Desk Receptionists will also find cushy salaries at Massage Envy (+$21K), Hampton Inn (+$21K), and Courtyard by Marriott (+$21K).

Employees at Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn, and Courtyard by Marriott can also expect below-average earnings of $19K, $20K, and $21K.

Common Career Paths for Front Desk Receptionist


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Front Desk Receptionists who go on to become Hotel General Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Hotel General Managers is $52K annually. Becoming a Receptionist or an Administrative Assistant is often the next step for a Front Desk Receptionist.

Front Desk Receptionist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Front Desk Receptionist


Survey results imply that Front Desk Receptionists deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Administration, Office Administration, Billing, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Service. Most people who know Customer Service also know Scheduling, Data Entry, and Customer Relations. Most people familiar with Phone Support also know Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Front Desk Receptionist

Pay by Experience for a Front Desk Receptionist has a positive trend. An entry-level Front Desk Receptionist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 1,391 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Front Desk Receptionist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 452 salaries. An experienced Front Desk Receptionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 385 salaries. A Front Desk Receptionist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 157 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,803

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

Front Desk Receptionists in New York, Washington, and Boston — all eastern cities in the United States — make more than the national average for those in this profession. They also represent the three highest-paid locations for Front Desk Receptionists in this country. The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Oklahoma City. Employers also pay below the national average in Virginia Beach (15 percent lower) and Buffalo (12 percent lower).

Front Desk Receptionist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Front Desk Receptionist?

Front Desk Receptionist in Sun Prairie:
"Belief in company."
Pros: Customers.
Cons: Standing all the time.

Front Desk Receptionist in Dallas:
"Sedentary."
You will spend much of the day sitting at the desk answering the phone lines. Occasionally getting up to stock the coffee area, guiding visitors to other offices, and showing technicians where the copier is.

Front Desk Receptionist in Taunton:
"It Is Challenging Because It Involves Lots Of Problem Solving."
Be cheerful, helpful, remember names(if not write them down) be proactive. Dress properly.

Front Desk Receptionist in West Palm Beach:
"Stay positive."
Always smile and never let them get to you.

Front Desk Receptionist in Orange:
Pros: New experiences.
Cons: Managers complaining.

Front Desk Receptionist in Columbus:
"That we wouldn't be getting any raises."
Make sure you can live on what you will be making.

Front Desk Receptionist in Flint:
"Front Desk Receptionist/Accounts Receivable."
Pros: There are many great things about this job, but the most thing I think I like the best is the face-to-face contact with customers and the fact that it's a smaller company with fewer employees, so it's more intimate climate.
Cons: Ironically, the thing I like least, can also be the thing I like the best. Sometimes, the area I work in can bring in unsavory people and sometimes, I feel unsafe.

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Key Stats for Front Desk Receptionist

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 601 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Front Desk Receptionist Salaries

▲20%

▲16%

▲9%

National Average
$26,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Front Desk Receptionist Salaries



National Average
$26,000


▼1%

▼1%


▼1%

Data Entry
▼2%

Customer Relations
▼2%

Typing
▼2%

▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼3%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 601 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 50%