Front Desk Agent Salary in the United States

How much does a Front Desk Agent make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Front Desk Agent in the United States is $13 as of June 27, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $11 and $15. Hourly rate 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

What is a Front Desk Agent?

A receptionist is an employee taking an office or administrative support position. The work is usually performed in a waiting area such as a lobby or front office desk of an organization or business. The title receptionist is attributed to the person who is employed by an organization to receive or greet any visitors, patients, or clients and answer telephone calls. The term front desk is used in many hotels for an administrative department where a receptionist's duties also may include room reservations and assignment, guest registration, cashier work, credit checks, key control as well as ma...

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Front Desk Agent in the United States. The average hourly rate for Front Desk Agent ranges from $11 to $15 with the average hourly pay of $13. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $11 to $15 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $13.

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Job Openings for Front Desk Agent
However, the realm of responsibilities will extend far beyond that for a front desk agent. Front Desk Agents will expand their skill set and work in a fast-paced environment with new challenges daily.
Vail Resorts - 1 day ago
Dallas Carrollton Courtyard and Carrollton Conference Center - Carrollton , TX
Dallas Carrollton Courtyard and Carrollton Conference Center Front Desk Agent - Full Time Job Summary Our jobs aren't just about giving guests a smooth check-in and check-out. Instead, we want to ...
ZipRecruiter - 6 days ago
Four Points by Sheraton, Emeryville - Pacific Hotel Management - Emeryville , CA
The Front Desk Agent is accountable for maintaining established standards in his/her area. Up-sell rooms where possible to maximize hotel revenue. Routinely check in/check-out guests, answer phones ...
ZipRecruiter - 6 days ago
H.M.S. Careers Inc. - Maumee , OH
We are seeking a Front Desk Agent to become a part of our team! You will accommodate patrons, as well as identify areas of improvement to increase efficiency. Responsibilities: * Register and assign ...
ZipRecruiter - 2 days ago
Boardwalk Plaza Hotel - Rehoboth Beach , DE
High school diploma/GED required * 1+ years' hotel front desk agent experience preferred * Excellent oral and written communication skill * excellent customer service skills * Friendly phone manner a ...
ZipRecruiter - 4 days ago
McNeill Hotel Company - Destin , FL
SUMMARY: Responsible for greeting guests, taking reservations, providing guest service andsettling guest accounts upon completion of their stay. What's in it for you: PTO Paid Vacation after 1 year ... - 5 days ago