$31,092
Avg. Salary
$12.47
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$623

Bonus

$1,051

Profit Sharing

$983

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Receptionist is $12.47 per hour.

The average pay for a Receptionist is $31,092 per year.

10%
$9.68
10%
$12.47
50%
$16.74
90%
90%
MEDIAN $12.47
10%
$21k
10%
$31k
50%
$45k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $31,092
$21,265 - $44,596
$21K
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$45K
MEDIAN: $31,092
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$9.68 - $16.74
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$0$44K
Salary $21,265 - $44,596
Bonus $149 - $2,888
Profit Sharing $299 - $3,927
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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$20,266 - $37,311
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,558
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.68 - $16.74
Hourly Tips $0.03 - $3.43
Overtime $13.60 - $26.27
Annual Data $0$37K
Bonus $149 - $2,888
Commission $10.00 - $3,084
Profit Sharing $299 - $3,927
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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$20,266 - $37,311
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 15,733

Job Description

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
  • Perform administrative support tasks; proofreading, typing, operating calculators, facsimile machine and computers.
  • Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen, route calls and relays messages.
  • Greet and answer inquiries for general public, customers and visitors; announce and log visitors.
  • Process outgoing mail and receive deliveries.

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Common Career Paths


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Pay by Experience Level

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: $26,844

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

Job 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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Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3075 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲11%

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$27,000

▼7%

How Skills Affect Salaries


▼0%

National Average
$27,000


Customer Relations
▼1%



Scheduling
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Billing
▼2%


▼3%

▼3%


▼4%

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3075 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%