Receptionist Salary

A Receptionist earns an average wage of $12.25 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$20,993 - $43,858
$21K
$31K
$44K
MEDIAN: $30,700
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50%
90%

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$9.56 - $16.48
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MEDIAN: $12.25
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$0$43K
Salary $20,993 - $43,858
Bonus $102 - $2,704
Profit Sharing $336 - $4,809
Commission $1.70 - $3,046
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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$20,052 - $36,813
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,885
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.56 - $16.48
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $3.31
Overtime $13.63 - $26.12
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $102 - $2,704
Commission $1.70 - $3,046
Profit Sharing $336 - $4,809
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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$20,052 - $36,813
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 16,525

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 $25,000 based on 11,896 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 $28,000 based on 5,311 salaries. An experienced Receptionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 4,346 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 $30,000 based on 1,857 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,357

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Receptionist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Receptionist?

Receptionist in Tulsa:
"Workplace."
Pros: It's employment.
Cons: Male dominated.

Receptionist in Norfolk:
"Reception in Behavioral Health."
Pros: Being a receptionist is a great position. You are basically the one that sets the tone for the company. You're the first face to greet your customers and you're also the one that listens to problems and set out to make sure the customer is happy. You show and give the people who come in a sense of comfort and ease with how you conduct business as the receptionist. This is the perfect job for one person who loves to help people and is satisfied when you know you could help. The receptionist are a big key to an establishment because you help assist not only the customers but also the staff as well. Very big job to handle if I may say so myself.
Cons: The least I like about my job is the pay. I feel as though with experience and knowledge you should be compensated and shown that that is appreciated.

Receptionist in Huntsville:
"Urgent care."
Pros: Excellent staff and good hours.
Cons: Patient flow heavy some days. Could pay more.

Receptionist in Fortuna:
"Long."
Pros: The people I meet and conversate with.
Cons: The down time, and lack on consistancy with employer.

Receptionist in Owings Mills:
"Flexible when needed."
Pros: Promised hours. Will answer questions when needed.
Cons: Not flexible for family stuff, such as baby doctors.

Receptionist in Brooklyn:
"IT IS NOT FLXIBLE ENOUGH AND THE PAY ISN'T WORTH THE STRESS."
Pros: WEEKENDS OFF.
Cons: THE BENEFITS AND GROWTH.

Receptionist in Louisville:
Pros: Great job, benefits, friends.
Cons: Stressful, late patient working under staffed.

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Key Stats for Receptionist

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2972 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries

▲13%

▲11%

▲6%

National Average
$26,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries





▲1%

Scheduling
▼0%

Customer Relations
▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

Billing
▼0%

National Average
$26,000


▼1%


▼2%

▼2%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2972 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 44%