$31,006
Avg. Salary
$12.41
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$689

Bonus

$1,040

Profit Sharing

$1,017

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Receptionist is $12.41 per hour.

The average pay for a Receptionist is $31,006 per year.

$9.65
10%
$12.41
50%
$16.66
90%
MEDIAN $12.41
$21k
10%
$31k
50%
$45k
90%
MEDIAN $31,006
$21,128 - $44,631
$21K
$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $31,006
10%
50%
90%

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$9.65 - $16.66
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$0$44K
Salary $21,128 - $44,631
Bonus $152 - $2,740
Profit Sharing $291 - $4,011
Commission $10.00 - $3,084
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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$20,208 - $37,172
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,673
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.65 - $16.66
Hourly Tips $0.03 - $3.40
Overtime $13.62 - $26.22
Annual Data $0$37K
Bonus $152 - $2,740
Commission $10.00 - $3,084
Profit Sharing $291 - $4,011
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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$20,208 - $37,172
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 16,201

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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Popular Skills for Receptionist

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: $26,729

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

Receptionist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Receptionist?

Receptionist in Williston:
"Good."
Pros: Helping people.
Cons: Not enough pay and need more flexible work schedule.

Receptionist in Triangle:
"That It Is Stressful Working With Different Types Of People."
Ask for the higher salary and don't back down. Work only what your job description says, do not volunteer for anything.

Receptionist in Boston:
"Career path."
Make sure you find out if there is room for advancement.

Receptionist in Wilmington:
"Screen calls, friendly attitude."
Be on time, be friendly, always be there to answer the phone.

Receptionist in Montgomery:
"Where It Would Lead Me To."
Make sure of all duties required before you accept the job and that you have a great personality.

Receptionist in Encinitas:
Be able to multi task pleasantly.

Receptionist in Alexandria:
"Details."
Proper details and delegation for projects, more communication from supervisors, more advancement/educational opportunities.

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Key Stats for Receptionist

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3120 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries

▲12%

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$27,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries




▼0%

National Average
$27,000

Scheduling
▼1%

Customer Relations
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼1%



Billing
▼2%


▼3%

▼3%

▼3%

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3120 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 45%