How much does a Receptionist make in the United States? The average Receptionist salary in the United States is $36,798 as of June 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $33,042 and $41,251. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $33,042 10% $29,622 90% $45,304 75% $41,251 $36,798 50%(Median)
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Receptionist greets visitors and maintains visitor logs. Answers and correctly routes calls. Being a Receptionist responds to internal and external inquiries and distributes accurate information. May perform some administrative activities such as booking meeting rooms, arranging transportation, receiving and sending mail and packages. Additionally, Receptionist may help to complete security procedures such as issuing badges or visitor passes. Requires a high school diploma. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Receptionist works under moderate supervision. Gains or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. To be a Receptionist typically requires 1-3 years of related experience, or may need 0 years of experience with additional specialized training and/or certification. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.3%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 10.7%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.7%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.0%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.9%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 21.0%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.0%

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