How much does a Receptionist make in the United States?

29.3k salaries reported, updated at July 20, 2021
per hour

The average salary for a receptionist is $13.56 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for receptionists

Most recommended skill

Medical Collection

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 16.16% since 2018. Receptionists with this skill earn +9.11% more than the average base salary, which is $13.56 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
2012200increase by 200
2013494increase by 147.00%
2014766increase by 55.06%
2015448decrease by 41.51%
2016614increase by 37.05%
2017474decrease by 22.80%
2018489increase by 3.16%
2019568increase by 16.16%

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Most common benefits for Receptionists

  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Employee assistance program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 57,402 ratings

36% of Receptionists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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