How much does a Receptionist make in the United States?

30.9k salaries reported, updated at July 25, 2021
$13.41
per hour

The average salary for a receptionist is $13.41 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 $13.41 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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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Top skill
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Job openings
Companies
Dental Receptionist
+16.33%
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Dental Office Experience
+13.08%
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Calendar Management
+24.48%
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+4.05%
811Company icon
Administrative Experience
+5.09%
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Information tooltip for top specialties.Top specialtiesDermatology+10.36%salary
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Top specialty
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Dermatology
+10.36%
95 jobs
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Surgery
+9.17%
222 jobs
278Company icon
Ob/Gyn
+4.10%
54 jobs
66Company icon
Pediatrics
+2.65%
117 jobs
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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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