How much does a Receptionist I make in the United States? The average Receptionist I salary in the United States is $39,470 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $35,239 and $44,688. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Receptionist I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Receptionist I Salary $31,387 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Receptionist I Salary $35,239 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Receptionist I Salary $39,470 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Receptionist I Salary $44,688 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Receptionist I Salary $49,439 US June 27, 2024
25% $35,239 10% $31,387 90% $49,439 75% $44,688 $39,470 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Receptionist I need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Customer Service: Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. The perception of success of such interactions is dependent on employees "who can adjust themselves to the personality of the guest". Customer service concerns the priority an organization assigns to customer service relative to components such as product innovation and pricing. In this sense, an organization that values good customer service may spend more money in training employees than the average organization or may proactively interview customers for feedback. From the point of view of an overall sales process engineering effort, customer service plays an important role in an organization's ability to generate income and revenue. From that perspective, customer service should be included as part of an overall approach to systematic improvement. One good customer service experience can change the entire perception a customer holds towards the organization.


Futures: Futures are derivative financial contracts obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset at a predetermined future date and set price.


Patient Care: Patient care refers to the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of physical and mental well-being through services offered by health professionals.

Customer Service 23.2%
Futures 1.99%
Patient Care 1.22%
Others 73.59%
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Job Description for Receptionist I

Receptionist I greets visitors and maintains visitor logs. Completes security procedures such as issuing badges or visitor passes. Being a Receptionist I performs administrative activities such as booking meeting rooms, arranging transportation, receiving and sending mail and packages. Responds to internal and external inquiries. Additionally, Receptionist I may provide back up for clerical projects or route phone calls. Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor. The Receptionist I works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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For Receptionist I, the upper level is Receptionist II and then progresses to Receptionist III.

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Receptionist I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Receptionist I, the highest Receptionist I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Receptionist I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Receptionist I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Receptionist I salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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