Salary Scoop: Receptionist

Get the scoop on the receptionist salary range and job description, and determine if this is the job for you.

Are you someone who enjoys meeting people, likes a variety of things to do and wants to be an integral part of a company? If so, consider the role of a receptionist. According to the OfficeTeam 2014 Salary Guide, organizations want administrative professionals who can make an immediate impact … and who better to do that from the get-go than the receptionist.

When visitors enter or call a business, the first person they see or speak to is the receptionist, so it’s important that he/she represents the company’s image well.

Receptionist Salary Range

  • Receptionist: $23,250-$31,250
  • Medical receptionist: $24,750-$32,500
  • Dental receptionist: $27,250-$36,500

Receptionist Job Description

A receptionist’s role is so much more than just saying hello to visitors. A receptionist’s job duties include:

  • Handling incoming calls, screening callers and managing call traffic

  • Running a busy reception area
  • Assisting other administrative staff with general work overflow and special projects that require:
    - Word processing
    - Data entry
    - Internet research tasks

Must-Have Skills

A few key qualifications that organizations look for in a receptionist are:

If you are currently a receptionist, please share your thoughts with others in our OfficeTeam community through the comments section below. And remember the OfficeTeam 2014 Salary Guide is available to you for additional administrative professional job descriptions and compensation information. Check it out!