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How much does a Receptionist make in the United States?

Average Receptionist Hourly Wage in the United States

Receptionists earn a median hourly wage of $13.12. Hourly wages typically start from $9.17 and go up to $18.92.

Average Receptionist Yearly Salary in the United States

Receptionists earn a median salary of $27,300 per year. Salaries typically start from $19,070 and go up to $39,350.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
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Receptionist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Receptionist Earnings

The highest earning Receptionists in the United States earn:

$18.92
an hour
$39,350
per year
Senior Receptionist Earnings

Senior Receptionists in the United States earn:

$16.06
an hour
$33,400
per year
Experienced Receptionist Earnings

Experienced Receptionists in the United States earn:

$13.12
an hour
$27,300
per year
Junior Receptionist Earnings

Junior Receptionists in the United States earn:

$10.64
an hour
$22,140
per year
Starting Receptionist Earnings

Starting Receptionists in the United States earn:

$9.17
an hour
$19,070
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Receptionist salary comparison

Receptionists earn less than 80% percent of Services careers. Receptionist salaries are in the bottom 88% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Receptionists in the United States

Receptionist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Receptionist Salary in District of Columbia $16.12 $33,520 # 1
Receptionist Salary in Connecticut $15.49 $32,210 # 2
Receptionist Salary in Alaska $15.31 $31,850 # 3
Receptionist Salary in Massachusetts $14.66 $30,500 # 4
Receptionist Salary in Washington $14.59 $30,350 # 5
Receptionist Salary in California $14.19 $29,520 # 6
Receptionist Salary in New York $14.28 $29,700 # 7
Receptionist Salary in Rhode Island $14.32 $29,800 # 8
Receptionist Salary in Hawaii $14.30 $29,730 # 9
Receptionist Salary in Colorado $14.07 $29,260 # 10
Receptionist Salary in New Jersey $14.20 $29,540 # 11
Receptionist Salary in Vermont $14.01 $29,130 # 12
Receptionist Salary in Minnesota $13.90 $28,910 # 13
Receptionist Salary in Illinois $13.24 $27,540 # 14
Receptionist Salary in Virginia $13.24 $27,540 # 15
Receptionist Salary in Oregon $13.32 $27,700 # 16
Receptionist Salary in Maine $13.63 $28,360 # 17
Receptionist Salary in New Hampshire $13.44 $27,960 # 18
Receptionist Salary in Wyoming $13.27 $27,600 # 19
Receptionist Salary in Georgia $12.92 $26,870 # 20
Receptionist Salary in Nevada $13.01 $27,050 # 21
Receptionist Salary in Iowa $13.10 $27,240 # 22
Receptionist Salary in Michigan $12.96 $26,950 # 23
Receptionist Salary in Maryland $12.84 $26,700 # 24
Receptionist Salary in Montana $13.05 $27,140 # 25
Receptionist Salary in North Dakota $12.89 $26,820 # 26
Receptionist Salary in Arizona $12.78 $26,580 # 27
Receptionist Salary in Wisconsin $12.91 $26,850 # 28
Receptionist Salary in North Carolina $12.79 $26,610 # 29
Receptionist Salary in Pennsylvania $12.64 $26,280 # 30
Receptionist Salary in Florida $12.68 $26,370 # 31
Receptionist Salary in Nebraska $12.71 $26,440 # 32
Receptionist Salary in South Carolina $12.51 $26,020 # 33
Receptionist Salary in Indiana $12.49 $25,990 # 34
Receptionist Salary in Kansas $12.18 $25,340 # 35
Receptionist Salary in Tennessee $12.52 $26,040 # 36
Receptionist Salary in Idaho $12.56 $26,120 # 37
Receptionist Salary in Texas $12.11 $25,190 # 38
Receptionist Salary in Missouri $11.98 $24,920 # 39
Receptionist Salary in Delaware $11.85 $24,650 # 40
Receptionist Salary in Oklahoma $12.16 $25,290 # 41
Receptionist Salary in New Mexico $11.72 $24,370 # 42
Receptionist Salary in Utah $11.91 $24,770 # 43
Receptionist Salary in Kentucky $11.90 $24,760 # 44
Receptionist Salary in Mississippi $11.68 $24,300 # 45
Receptionist Salary in Ohio $11.52 $23,970 # 46
Receptionist Salary in South Dakota $11.68 $24,300 # 47
Receptionist Salary in Alabama $11.41 $23,730 # 48
Receptionist Salary in West Virginia $10.89 $22,660 # 49
Receptionist Salary in Arkansas $10.94 $22,760 # 50
Receptionist Salary in Louisiana $10.82 $22,510 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Receptionist

Interested in becoming a Receptionist? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good receptionist? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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