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Receptionist salary in United States

How much does a Receptionist make in the United States?

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The average salary for a receptionist is $15.17 per hour in the United States. 38.4k salaries reported, updated at August 11, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Receptionists in United States

  1. VCA Animal Hospitals
    1655 reviews24 salaries reported
    $22.40per hour
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Highest paying cities for Receptionists in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $19.62 per hour
    384 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $17.53 per hour
    321 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $16.17 per hour
    349 salaries reported
  1. Las Vegas, NV
    $15.48 per hour
    373 salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $15.15 per hour
    353 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $15.00 per hour
    395 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $14.86 per hour
    216 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $14.80 per hour
    486 salaries reported
  3. Tampa, FL
    $14.24 per hour
    238 salaries reported
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Where can a Receptionist earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Receptionists

Most recommended skill

Medical Collectionearn +9.11% more

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 $15.17 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%

Top companies hiring Receptionists with the recommended skill

Planned Parenthood
United Surgical Partners International
University of Utah
Marysville Veterinary Hospital
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Top specialties

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
215 jobs234
264 jobs305
7 jobs8
664 jobs811
746 jobs1,250
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Most common benefits for Receptionists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness 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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Administrative Assistant

133,789 job openings

Average $17.73 per hour

Customer Service Representative

156,015 job openings

Average $15.56 per hour

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

1,265 job openings

Average $16.93 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Receptionist

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