How much does a Receptionist I make in the United States? The average Receptionist I salary in the United States is $38,546 as of September 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $34,413 and $43,640. 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. 

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Receptionist I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Receptionist I Salary $30,650 US September 25, 2023
25th Percentile Receptionist I Salary $34,413 US September 25, 2023
50th Percentile Receptionist I Salary $38,546 US September 25, 2023
75th Percentile Receptionist I Salary $43,640 US September 25, 2023
90th Percentile Receptionist I Salary $48,277 US September 25, 2023
25% $34,413 10% $30,650 90% $48,277 75% $43,640 $38,546 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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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 2023 View full job description

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