Receptionist Salary in the US

$33,250
per year
per month
$2,770
per month
per year
Bonus
$550/year
Bonus
$50/month

Receptionist - Average Salary

The average salary for a Receptionist is $33,250 per year ($2,770 per month), which is $20,240 (-38%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Receptionist can expect an average starting salary of $25,450. The highest salaries can exceed $50,220.
$25,450
Low
$33,250
Average salary
$50,220
High
$2,120
Low
$2,770
Average salary
$4,190
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$26,400
$52,720
Salary$25,450 - 50,220
Bonus$0 - 2,500
Total Pay$25,450 - 52,720
$0
$2,200
$4,400
Salary$2,120 - 4,190
Bonus$0 - 210
Total Pay$2,120 - 4,400

Receptionist Salary Range

Low
$25,450
Average salary
$33,250
Experienced
$47,850
High
$50,220
Low
$2,120
Average salary
$2,770
Experienced
$3,990
High
$4,190
Among Receptionists in the US, Entry Level Receptionists tend to have the lowest salaries, while Hotel Receptionists, Dental Receptionists and Medical Receptionists enjoy the highest salaries.

Receptionist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Medical Receptionist$39K/year
+18% 
Dental Receptionist$39K/year
+16% 
Hotel Receptionist$37K/year
+12% 
Veterinary Receptionist$36K/year
+7% 
Spa Receptionist$35K/year
+5% 
Salon Receptionist$33K/year
 -1%
Front Desk Receptionist$31K/year
 -6%
Entry Level Receptionist$24K/year
 -27%

Receptionist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Receptionist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $27,560 per year. A mid career Receptionist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $36,250, while an experienced Receptionist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $43,380. Receptionists with more than 20 years of experience earn $46,550 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Receptionist

Late Career▲ +40%
Experienced▲ +30%
Mid Career▲ +9%
Average Salary$33,250/year
Entry Level▼ -17%

Gender Breakdown

Female
91%
Male
9%

Receptionist - Jobs by Location

Receptionist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Receptionist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Receptionist

How much does a Receptionist make in the US?
A Receptionist in the US earns an average of $33,250 gross per year, which is about $2,770 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Receptionist updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Receptionist in the US?
The starting salary of a Receptionist in the US is around $25,450 gross per year. Entry Level Receptionists usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Receptionist in the US?
The highest salary of a Receptionist in the US can reach and exceed $50,220 gross per year. Hotel Receptionists, Dental Receptionists and Medical Receptionists usually have the highest salaries.
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