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Receptionist Salary

How Much Does a Receptionist Make in the United States?

The average base salary for a Receptionist in the United States is a month or $34,600 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Average Receptionist Base Salary:

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The average wage for a Receptionist is per hour, excluding tips.

Tipping Receptionists is a voluntary gesture to express gratitude for exceptional service.

While not mandatory, guests commonly tip for efficient check-in/-out, assistance with special requests and outstanding support.

Annual Mean Wage of Receptionists by State

[The latest data collected from BLS and the labor/employment departments of the respective states]

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Receptionist Salary in Major US Cities

Miami

Annual mean wage

$33,440

# of employees

24,150

Projected growth

17%

New York City

Annual mean wage

$41,704

# of employees

82,710

Projected growth

21%

Chicago

Annual mean wage

$36,821

# of employees

32,410

Projected growth

1%

Los Angeles

Annual mean wage

$40,224

# of employees

28,640

Projected growth

8%

[Sources: BLS; New York State Department of Labor; Illinois Department of Employment Security; California Employment Development Department]

 

High-Paying Cities for Receptionists

CityAvg SalaryAvg Hourly Wage
Los Angeles, CA40,22419.34
Miami, FL33,44016.08
Chicago, IL36,82117.70
NYC, NY41,70420.05

Average Receptionist Salary by State

Explore the average Receptionist salary by state.

StateAvg. Salary
Alabama$31,464
Alaska$38,542
Arizona$35,030
Arkansas$30,612
California$41,607
Colorado$37,020
Connecticut$51,792
Delaware$31,630
Florida$32,420
Georgia$32,810
Hawaii$37,670
Idaho$32,220
Illinois$34,890
Indiana$32,640
Iowa$32,380
Kansas$31,070
Kentucky$29,570
Louisiana$29,520
Maine$36,030
Maryland$35,643
Massachusetts$39,890
Michigan$33,300
Minnesota$34,750
Mississippi$29,040
Missouri$32,130
Montana$30,970
Nebraska$34,836
Nevada$33,560
New Hampshire$37,128
New Jersey$38,630
New Mexico$31,320
New York$41,704
North Carolina$32,410
North Dakota$35,050
Ohio$32,200
Oklahoma$30,060
Oregon$38,060
Pennsylvania$32,570
Rhode Island$38,521
South Carolina$31,173
South Dakota$32,470
Tennessee$31,221
Texas$31,520
Utah$32,850
Vermont$35,030
Virginia$33,340
Washington$40,210
West Virginia$29,944
Wisconsin$35,040
Wyoming$34,575
District of Columbia$42,250

How Much Do Similar Careers to Receptionists Get Paid?

Receptionists in the U.S. earn more than Hosts/Hostesses but less than Servers and Concierges.

Job TitleAverage Salary
Host/Hostess
Server
Concierge

Labor Laws and Taxes for Receptionists

As a Receptionist, you need to be aware of the minimum wage, tipped wage credit, overtime pay and leave policies in your state.

Check out the guides below or view more labor laws:

To easily calculate federal, state and local taxes in your state, use our free Paycheck Calculator.

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