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2.7/5 2.7/5
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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 $13.42. Hourly wages typically start from $9.39 and go up to $19.41.

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

Average Receptionist Yearly Salary in the United States

Receptionists earn a median salary of $27,920 per year. Salaries typically start from $19,530 and go up to $40,380.

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

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Employment Type Mix

55%
Full-Time
45%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.8
SCORE
2808
RATINGS
Receptionists average a score of 2.8 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Receptionists in the 22th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Receptionist Earnings by Seniority

Top End Receptionist Earnings

The highest earning Receptionists in the United States earn:

$19.41
an hour
$40,380
per year
Senior Receptionist Earnings

Senior Receptionists in the United States earn:

$16.48
an hour
$34,280
per year
Experienced Receptionist Earnings

Experienced Receptionists in the United States earn:

$13.42
an hour
$27,920
per year
Junior Receptionist Earnings

Junior Receptionists in the United States earn:

$10.91
an hour
$22,700
per year
Starting Receptionist Earnings

Starting Receptionists in the United States earn:

$9.39
an hour
$19,530
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Receptionist salary comparison

Receptionists earn less than 82% percent of Services careers. Receptionist salaries are in the bottom 87% of all careers in the United States.

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Source:

Historical salary for Receptionists in the United States

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

Receptionist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Receptionist Salary in District of Columbia $16.14 $33,570 # 1
Receptionist Salary in Connecticut $15.45 $32,130 # 2
Receptionist Salary in Alaska $15.47 $32,180 # 3
Receptionist Salary in New York $14.91 $31,010 # 4
Receptionist Salary in Rhode Island $14.63 $30,430 # 5
Receptionist Salary in Massachusetts $14.75 $30,680 # 6
Receptionist Salary in Hawaii $14.81 $30,800 # 7
Receptionist Salary in California $14.42 $29,990 # 8
Receptionist Salary in Washington $14.91 $31,000 # 9
Receptionist Salary in New Jersey $14.84 $30,860 # 10
Receptionist Salary in Vermont $14.66 $30,500 # 11
Receptionist Salary in Colorado $14.45 $30,050 # 12
Receptionist Salary in Oregon $13.96 $29,040 # 13
Receptionist Salary in Minnesota $14.06 $29,240 # 14
Receptionist Salary in New Hampshire $14.11 $29,350 # 15
Receptionist Salary in Virginia $13.54 $28,160 # 16
Receptionist Salary in Illinois $13.39 $27,860 # 17
Receptionist Salary in Maine $13.93 $28,980 # 18
Receptionist Salary in North Dakota $13.79 $28,670 # 19
Receptionist Salary in Georgia $13.19 $27,430 # 20
Receptionist Salary in Wyoming $13.49 $28,060 # 21
Receptionist Salary in Iowa $13.43 $27,930 # 22
Receptionist Salary in Arizona $13.22 $27,490 # 23
Receptionist Salary in Michigan $13.07 $27,180 # 24
Receptionist Salary in Montana $13.35 $27,780 # 25
Receptionist Salary in Florida $13.17 $27,380 # 26
Receptionist Salary in Maryland $13.00 $27,050 # 27
Receptionist Salary in Nevada $13.15 $27,340 # 28
Receptionist Salary in Indiana $12.86 $26,750 # 29
Receptionist Salary in Wisconsin $13.15 $27,350 # 30
Receptionist Salary in Pennsylvania $12.87 $26,780 # 31
Receptionist Salary in North Carolina $12.91 $26,850 # 32
Receptionist Salary in Nebraska $12.88 $26,780 # 33
Receptionist Salary in South Carolina $12.78 $26,570 # 34
Receptionist Salary in Tennessee $12.80 $26,620 # 35
Receptionist Salary in Idaho $12.80 $26,620 # 36
Receptionist Salary in Utah $12.54 $26,090 # 37
Receptionist Salary in Kansas $12.54 $26,090 # 38
Receptionist Salary in Oklahoma $12.33 $25,640 # 39
Receptionist Salary in New Mexico $12.15 $25,280 # 40
Receptionist Salary in Texas $12.12 $25,210 # 41
Receptionist Salary in Delaware $12.00 $24,950 # 42
Receptionist Salary in Missouri $12.03 $25,020 # 43
Receptionist Salary in Kentucky $12.11 $25,180 # 44
Receptionist Salary in South Dakota $11.93 $24,820 # 45
Receptionist Salary in Ohio $11.65 $24,230 # 46
Receptionist Salary in Mississippi $11.82 $24,590 # 47
Receptionist Salary in Alabama $11.65 $24,220 # 48
Receptionist Salary in West Virginia $11.39 $23,690 # 49
Receptionist Salary in Arkansas $11.32 $23,550 # 50
Receptionist Salary in Louisiana $10.83 $22,520 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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