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What is the average salary for Receptionists in the United States?

Receptionists earn an average hourly wage of $13.38. Hourly wages typically start from $8.94 and go up to $18.55. Receptionists earn an average salary of $27,830 per year. Salaries typically start from $18,600 and go up to $38,590.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Receptionists in the United States earn:

$18.55 an hour $38,590 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Receptionists in the United States earn:

$15.68 an hour $32,610 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Receptionists in the United States earn:

$12.87 an hour $26,760 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Receptionists in the United States earn:

$10.45 an hour $21,750 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Receptionists in the United States earn:

$8.94 an hour $18,600 per year

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 $16.43 $34,170 # 1
Receptionist Salary in Alaska $15.79 $32,850 # 2
Receptionist Salary in Connecticut $15.62 $32,500 # 3
Receptionist Salary in Washington $14.84 $30,870 # 4
Receptionist Salary in Massachusetts $14.71 $30,610 # 5
Receptionist Salary in California $14.64 $30,450 # 6
Receptionist Salary in Rhode Island $14.58 $30,320 # 7
Receptionist Salary in New York $14.55 $30,270 # 8
Receptionist Salary in Colorado $14.38 $29,910 # 9
Receptionist Salary in Hawaii $14.21 $29,560 # 10
Receptionist Salary in New Jersey $14.09 $29,310 # 11
Receptionist Salary in Vermont $14.06 $29,250 # 12
Receptionist Salary in Minnesota $13.84 $28,800 # 13
Receptionist Salary in Illinois $13.68 $28,450 # 14
Receptionist Salary in Oregon $13.52 $28,120 # 15
Receptionist Salary in Virginia $13.47 $28,010 # 16
Receptionist Salary in Maine $13.47 $28,010 # 17
Receptionist Salary in New Hampshire $13.38 $27,830 # 18
Receptionist Salary in Maryland $13.33 $27,720 # 19
Receptionist Salary in Wyoming $13.18 $27,420 # 20
Receptionist Salary in Nevada $13.15 $27,350 # 21
Receptionist Salary in Georgia $13.12 $27,300 # 22
Receptionist Salary in Wisconsin $13.06 $27,160 # 23
Receptionist Salary in Michigan $12.99 $27,030 # 24
Receptionist Salary in Florida $12.92 $26,870 # 25
Receptionist Salary in Arizona $12.91 $26,850 # 26
Receptionist Salary in Iowa $12.89 $26,800 # 27
Receptionist Salary in Pennsylvania $12.88 $26,780 # 28
Receptionist Salary in South Carolina $12.82 $26,660 # 29
Receptionist Salary in North Carolina $12.79 $26,590 # 30
Receptionist Salary in Idaho $12.77 $26,560 # 31
Receptionist Salary in North Dakota $12.76 $26,530 # 32
Receptionist Salary in Kansas $12.74 $26,500 # 33
Receptionist Salary in Tennessee $12.70 $26,420 # 34
Receptionist Salary in Montana $12.66 $26,330 # 35
Receptionist Salary in Nebraska $12.64 $26,290 # 36
Receptionist Salary in Missouri $12.59 $26,180 # 37
Receptionist Salary in Indiana $12.50 $26,010 # 38
Receptionist Salary in Oklahoma $12.48 $25,970 # 39
Receptionist Salary in Texas $12.36 $25,720 # 40
Receptionist Salary in Delaware $12.26 $25,500 # 41
Receptionist Salary in Utah $12.23 $25,430 # 42
Receptionist Salary in Ohio $12.18 $25,330 # 43
Receptionist Salary in Kentucky $12.10 $25,160 # 44
Receptionist Salary in New Mexico $12.00 $24,960 # 45
Receptionist Salary in Mississippi $11.91 $24,780 # 46
Receptionist Salary in South Dakota $11.65 $24,230 # 47
Receptionist Salary in Alabama $11.63 $24,180 # 48
Receptionist Salary in Arkansas $11.26 $23,420 # 49
Receptionist Salary in West Virginia $11.17 $23,230 # 50
Receptionist Salary in Louisiana $11.14 $23,180 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics