Receptionist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$26,000
$21,000
Min 10%
$26,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
JPMorgan Chase
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does a receptionist make?
Receptionists in America make an average salary of $26,815 per year or $12.89 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $33,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $21,000 per year. Health Care companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Receptionists. Washington, Maine, Hawaii, California, and New York have the highest paying Receptionist jobs. The typical employment in the position spans 2.0 years.

Average Receptionist Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Receptionist in the USA is $26,815 annually or $12.89 hourly. Working in San Francisco, CA as a Receptionist will pay you the highest wages at around $33,887 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $23,000. Washington, Maine, Hawaii, California, and New York are the highest paying states. The lowest earning states are Tennessee, South Carolina, Ohio, Alabama, and Arkansas.

Map of Receptionist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Receptionists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Receptionist Salary By Company

Receptionists report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Health Care companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley are the highest paying companies. Companies like Entercom Communications and General Electric also pay high salaries to their Receptionists.

Average Receptionist Pay By Industry

Receptionist salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Manufacturing companies, Professional companies, and Health Care companies pay higher-than-average wages for Receptionists. Manufacturing companies pay their Receptionists the highest wages, averaging $27,421 per year. Professional companies and Health Care companies pay well too, at $27,114 and $26,749, respectively. The average salary for Receptionists in the Hospitality industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $26,282.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$27,421
$27k
Professional
Professional
$27,114
$27k
Health Care
Health Care
$26,749
$27k
Retail
Retail
$26,391
$26k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$26,282
$26k

Receptionist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Receptionist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Receptionist can range from $21,650 to $33,458 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Receptionist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Receptionist
04/28/2020
$33,392
Humanhire LLC
Receptionist
04/27/2020
$33,392
Receptionist
04/24/2020
$33,392
Receptionist
04/24/2020
$21,600
Receptionist
04/23/2020
$29,218
Receptionist
04/23/2020
$25,044
Patient Receptionist-Specialty & Primary Care Practices
04/22/2020
$30,950
Experienced Receptionist
04/21/2020
$33,392
Receptionist
04/21/2020
$27,757
Receptionist
04/20/2020
$29,218
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