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Receptionist salary in United States

How much does a Receptionist make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $15.94
Low $11.24
High $22.62
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a receptionist is $15.94 per hour in the United States. 43.8k salaries reported, updated at September 27, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Receptionists in United States

  1. Northwest Center
    101 reviews5 salaries reported
    $21.97per hour
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Highest paying cities for Receptionists near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $20.35 per hour
    654 salaries reported
  2. Brooklyn, NY
    $18.28 per hour
    232 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $17.83 per hour
    343 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $17.16 per hour
    280 salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $15.63 per hour
    359 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $15.52 per hour
    319 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $15.47 per hour
    685 salaries reported
  2. Philadelphia, PA
    $14.83 per hour
    147 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $14.68 per hour
    334 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 Collection(earn +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 $15.94 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

River Creek Club
Meridian Massage Spa
Kaiser Permanente
Lindsay Automotive Group
Loudoun Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
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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?

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Average $17.15 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Receptionist

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