What is the average salary for a Receptionist?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of a Receptionist is $27,450. Salaries start from $18,330 and go up to $38,170. Please note that the average salary for a Receptionist may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Highest

The top 10% of Receptionists in United States earn:

$38,170
Senior

The top 25% of Receptionists in United States earn:

$32,020
Experienced

The middle 50% of Receptionists in United States earn:

$26,410
Junior

The bottom 25% of Receptionists in United States earn:

$21,450
Starting

The bottom 10% of Receptionists in United States earn:

$18,330

Historical salary

Receptionist salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Receptionist Salary in District of Columbia 35,350 1
Receptionist Salary in Alaska 32,410 2
Receptionist Salary in Connecticut 32,370 3
Receptionist Salary in Washington 30,510 4
Receptionist Salary in Massachusetts 30,000 5
Receptionist Salary in California 29,930 6
Receptionist Salary in Rhode Island 29,720 7
Receptionist Salary in New York 29,700 8
Receptionist Salary in Hawaii 29,690 9
Receptionist Salary in Colorado 29,460 10
Receptionist Salary in Vermont 29,040 11
Receptionist Salary in Minnesota 28,730 12
Receptionist Salary in New Jersey 28,700 13
Receptionist Salary in Illinois 28,120 14
Receptionist Salary in Maryland 28,020 15
Receptionist Salary in Virginia 27,900 16
Receptionist Salary in New Hampshire 27,850 17
Receptionist Salary in Oregon 27,560 18
Receptionist Salary in Nevada 27,510 19
Receptionist Salary in United States 27,450 20
Receptionist Salary in Maine 27,270 21
Receptionist Salary in Arizona 27,060 22
Receptionist Salary in Michigan 26,850 23
Receptionist Salary in Wisconsin 26,800 24
Receptionist Salary in North Dakota 26,740 25
Receptionist Salary in Georgia 26,720 26
Receptionist Salary in Iowa 26,680 27
Receptionist Salary in Pennsylvania 26,590 28
Receptionist Salary in Wyoming 26,440 29
Receptionist Salary in Missouri 26,330 30
Receptionist Salary in Florida 26,300 31
Receptionist Salary in Virgin Islands 26,280 32
Receptionist Salary in North Carolina 26,220 33
Receptionist Salary in Idaho 26,010 34
Receptionist Salary in Tennessee 25,890 35
Receptionist Salary in Kansas 25,890 36
Receptionist Salary in South Carolina 25,750 37
Receptionist Salary in Indiana 25,660 38
Receptionist Salary in Nebraska 25,590 39
Receptionist Salary in Oklahoma 25,330 40
Receptionist Salary in Ohio 25,300 41
Receptionist Salary in Texas 25,300 42
Receptionist Salary in Montana 25,170 43
Receptionist Salary in Delaware 24,990 44
Receptionist Salary in Utah 24,920 45
Receptionist Salary in Kentucky 24,890 46
Receptionist Salary in New Mexico 24,830 47
Receptionist Salary in Mississippi 24,280 48
Receptionist Salary in South Dakota 23,780 49
Receptionist Salary in Alabama 23,520 50
Receptionist Salary in Arkansas 23,340 51
Receptionist Salary in Louisiana 22,920 52
Receptionist Salary in West Virginia 22,870 53
Receptionist Salary in Guam 20,350 54
Receptionist Salary in Puerto Rico 18,120 55

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics