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.

$20,980 - $44,170
$21K
$31K
$44K
MEDIAN: $30,778
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90%

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$9.60 - $16.53
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.30
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$0$44K
Salary $20,980 - $44,170
Bonus $101 - $2,859
Profit Sharing $288 - $4,156
Commission $1.00 - $3,052
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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$20,117 - $36,941
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,874
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.60 - $16.53
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $3.29
Overtime $13.60 - $26.16
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $101 - $2,859
Commission $1.00 - $3,052
Profit Sharing $288 - $4,156
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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$20,117 - $36,941
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 16,737

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.

Receptionist Pay By Employer

$0$55K

H&R Block
43 profiles
$20,405

$22,879

$22,865

$23,268

America's Best
11 profiles
$21,901

Massage Envy
10 profiles
$23,859

$31,169

$34,424

$52,558

$24,440

Common Career Paths for Receptionist


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Receptionist Job Listings

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: $26,475

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

Receptionist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Receptionist?

Receptionist in Orangeburg:
Pros: I work for family so I think I am fairly compensated. I had no experience and most of the time I answer the phone and open the mail. I spend about 8 hours a week entering charges from a book into the computer.
Cons: It is the same every day. There is nothing about my job that would make it more difficult in fact the longer I work the more efficient I become. This is probably a part time position and is not a full time job. I am on Facebook and Instagram and talking to my friends a few hours everyday.

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.

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Key Stats for Receptionist

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3089 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Receptionist Salaries

▲13%

▲10%

▲5%

National Average
$26,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Receptionist Salaries



▲1%


Scheduling
▼0%

Customer Relations
▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%


National Average
$26,000


Billing
▼1%


▼2%

▼2%

▼2%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3089 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
10%

Common Health Benefits

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