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.
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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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Receptionist in the United States. The base salary for Receptionist ranges from $33,042 to $41,251 with the average base salary of $36,798. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $33,358 to $42,117 with the average total cash compensation of $37,333.