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Receptionists and Information Clerks

Other names for this job might include Appointment Clerk, Appointment Scheduler, Appointment Setter, Automobile Club Information Clerk, Call Center Agent, Call Center Operator, Call Center Representative, Call Taker, Clerk Specialist, Clinic Receptionist

  • $29120
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How Much Do Receptionists Make In 2018

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Average salary

Annual salary
$29120 per year

Hourly wage
$14.000 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Receptionists make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Receptionists is $29120. Their salary can also be as low as $19530 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $40380 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $14.000 and can range from $9.390 to $19.410 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of A Receptionist will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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After comparing how much do Receptionists make with other careers, they have a salary rank of D.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)$19.410$40380
Senior (Top 25%)$16.480$34280
Middle (Mid 50%)$13.420$27920
Junior (Bottom 25%)$10.910$22700
No experience (Bottom 10%)$9.390$19530

Entry-level Receptionists who starts out at $22700 can expect to make $27920 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $9.390 per hour while the top 10% makes over $19.410 per hour.

While the median wage is $27920 per annum or $13.420 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Postal Service (federal government)27.1356430
Rail Transportation23.1448120
Federal government, including the US Postal Service20.3642350
Shoe Stores18.2437950
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations17.8237060
Educational Support Services, Local government owned17.8137050
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities17.2835950
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds17.0835520
Natural Gas Distribution16.9535260
Federal Executive Branch16.5934500
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles16.3333970
Scientific Research and Development Services16.2833850
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing16.0933460
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing16.0633410
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences16.0533390
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution15.9733220
Other Financial Investment Activities15.9533180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned15.8633000
Software Publishers15.7732810
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities15.7232700
Offices of Dentists15.6232490
Water, Sewage and Other Systems15.632440
Motion Picture and Video Industries15.5632360
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals15.5532340
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing15.5232280
Hardware Manufacturing15.4832210
Specialized Design Services15.4832190
Hospitals, State government owned15.3932020
Other Investment Pools and Funds15.3932000
Computer Systems Design and Related Services15.3731960
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services15.3631950
Oil and Gas Extraction15.2531730
Technical and trade schools, Local government owned15.1931600
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing15.1931590
Support Activities for Mining15.1831580
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage15.1831570
Engineering Services15.1731550
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing15.1631540
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries15.1631540
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers15.1631530
Ambulance Services15.1331480
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores15.1331470
Household Appliance Manufacturing14.9931180
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing14.9731140
Grain and Oilseed Milling14.9731130
Other Information Services14.9431080
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing14.9431070
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services14.9131000
Wired Telecommunications Carriers14.8930970
Other Building Equipment Contractors14.8530890
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors14.8330850
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing14.8230820
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging14.8130810
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing14.7830750
State government, including schools and hospitals14.7530680
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing14.7130610
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing14.730580
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services14.6730520
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)14.6730500
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing14.6630490
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned14.6630480
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction14.6430460
Testing Laboratories14.6430450
Urban Transit Systems14.6330430
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing14.630360
Nonresidential Building Construction14.5830330
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers14.5830330
General Rental Centers14.5830330
Management of Companies and Enterprises14.5830330
Masonry Contractors14.5830320
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing14.5830320
Insurance Carriers14.5630290
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services14.5630280
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media14.5530270
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing14.5430250
Communications Equipment Manufacturing14.5330220
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing14.5130190
Other Food Manufacturing14.4930140
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing14.4830130
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing14.4830120
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers14.4630080
Beverage Manufacturing14.4530050
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing14.4430030
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers14.4330010
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills14.4230000
Cable and Other Subscription Programming14.4230000
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)14.4229990
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing14.4129970
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers14.4129960
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing14.429940
Forging and Stamping14.3929930
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned14.3929930
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing14.3929920
Outpatient Care Centers14.3529840
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned14.3429820
Machinery Manufacturing14.3329810
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing14.3329810
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores14.3329800
School and Employee Bus Transportation14.3229780
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers14.3129770
Hospitals, Privately owned14.3129770
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories14.3129760
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing14.329750
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers14.329750
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.329740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)14.2829710
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing14.2829690
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing14.2629670
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing14.2629660
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing14.2629660
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers14.2629660
Chemical Manufacturing14.2629650
Inland Water Transportation14.2529650
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.2629650
Other Insurance Related Activities14.2429620
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing14.2129570
Roofing Contractors14.229540
Educational Services, State government owned14.229540
Waste Treatment and Disposal14.229530
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.229530
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing14.1829500
Paper Manufacturing14.1829490
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)14.1829490
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction14.1629460
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing14.1629450
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers14.1629450
Rubber Product Manufacturing14.1629440
Support Activities for Rail Transportation14.1529440
Ship and Boat Building14.1429420
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned14.1429410
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing14.1329400
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing14.1229370
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers14.1229370
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.1229370
Federal, State, and Local Government14.1229370
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service14.1229370
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction14.1129360
Warehousing and Storage14.1129350
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing14.129330
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses14.129330
Legal Services14.129330
Dairy Product Manufacturing14.0829280
Wholesale Trade14.0829280
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods14.0829280
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying14.0529230
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned14.0429210
Ambulatory Health Care Services14.0529210
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation14.0429200
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing14.0329190
Land Subdivision14.0229160
Building Equipment Contractors14.0229160
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing14.0129150
Couriers and Express Delivery Services1429130
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors1429120
Miscellaneous Manufacturing1429120
Building Finishing Contractors13.9929110
Food Manufacturing13.9929110
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing13.9929110
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing13.9829080
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing13.9829080
Freight Transportation Arrangement13.9829080
Machine Shops13.9829070
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors13.9729060
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing13.9729050
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers13.9729050
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel13.9629030
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing13.9629030
Nondepository Credit Intermediation13.9629030
Grantmaking and Giving Services13.9529020
Specialty Trade Contractors13.9529010
Plastics Product Manufacturing13.9428990
Construction of Buildings13.9328980
Office Administrative Services13.9328980
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers13.9128940
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing13.9128930
Finance and Insurance13.928910
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service13.8928900
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors13.8928890
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers13.8928890
Publishing Industries (except Internet)13.8828880
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors13.8828870
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals13.8828870
Support Activities for Animal Production13.8628830
Sound Recording Industries13.8528810
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)13.8528810
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing13.8428780
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods13.8328770
Mining (except Oil and Gas)13.8328760
Utility System Construction13.8328760
Offices of Physicians13.8228750
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing13.7928680
Support Activities for Air Transportation13.7828660
Drywall and Insulation Contractors13.7728650
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers13.7828650
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)13.7628620
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation13.7428590
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities13.7328550
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services13.7328550
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers13.7128530
Other Telecommunications13.7228530
Other Specialty Trade Contractors13.6928480
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction13.6928470
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing13.6928470
Primary Metal Manufacturing13.6828460
Printing and Related Support Activities13.6828450
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services13.6828440
Transportation and Warehousing13.6728420
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing13.6628400
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services13.6628400
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services13.6528390
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned13.6528390
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)13.6428370
Apparel Manufacturing13.6328360
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)13.628290
Support Activities for Transportation13.5928270
Local government, including schools and hospitals13.5828240
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities13.5628210
Clothing Stores13.5628190
Investigation and Security Services13.5428160
Educational Support Services, Privately owned13.5328150
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations13.528090
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing13.4928050
Other Support Services13.4828030
Educational Services, Local government owned13.4728010
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities13.4628000
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services13.4527970
Other General Merchandise Stores13.4127890
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing13.427870
Depository Credit Intermediation13.427870
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned13.3927860
Junior colleges, Local government owned13.3927840
All industries13.3827830
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing13.3827820
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)13.3827820
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, Privately owned13.3727820
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing13.3727810
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing13.3727810
Nonscheduled Air Transportation13.3727800
Pipeline Transportation13.3727800
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas13.3727800
Waste Management and Remediation Services13.3627800
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)13.3627790
All industries, private ownership only13.3527780
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing13.3427740
Facilities Support Services13.3427740
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers13.3227710
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services13.3227710
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers13.3227700
Landscaping Services13.3127690
Charter Bus Industry13.3127680
Television Broadcasting13.327670
Residential Building Construction13.2827630
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing13.2827610
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing13.2727600
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing13.2627580
Animal Slaughtering and Processing13.2527560
Rental and Leasing Services13.2427540
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers13.2227500
Fabric Mills13.1927440
Nonstore Retailers13.1927440
Other Support Activities for Transportation13.1927440
Security Systems Services13.1927440
Air Transportation13.1927430
General Merchandise Stores13.1627380
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing13.1627370
Vending Machine Operators13.1627360
Business Support Services13.1527350
Textile Mills13.1527340
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills13.1527340
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities13.1427340
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists13.1327320
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)13.1327310
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned13.1227300
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services13.127240
Administrative and Support Services13.0927230
Educational Services, Privately owned13.0927220
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals, State government owned13.0827200
Performing Arts Companies13.0627160
Pharmacies and Drug Stores13.0527140
Gasoline Stations13.0427130
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water13.0427130
Home Health Care Services13.0427120
Specialized Freight Trucking13.0327100
Scheduled Air Transportation13.0127070
Broadcasting (except Internet)12.9927020
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages12.9626960
Spectator Sports12.9426920
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers12.9426910
Employment Services12.9426910
Other Wood Product Manufacturing12.9326900
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance12.9326900
Couriers and Messengers12.9326890
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation12.9226870
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing12.9126860
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities12.9226860
Activities Related to Real Estate12.8826800
Casino Hotels12.8926800
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing12.8826790
Junior colleges, Privately owned12.8826790
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing12.8626740
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing12.8526720
Hospitals, Local government owned12.8526720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned12.8426710
Basic Chemical Manufacturing12.8426700
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services12.826630
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners12.826620
Radio and Television Broadcasting12.7926600
Wood Product Manufacturing12.7826590
Junior colleges, State government owned12.7926590
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting12.7726550
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities12.7626540
Coal Mining12.7426510
Veterinary Services12.7526510
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing12.7326490
Offices of Other Health Practitioners12.7126440
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events12.6926390
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries12.6826380
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry12.6826370
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing12.6626340
Waste Collection12.6626340
Real Estate12.6226250
Lessors of Real Estate12.6226250
Offices of Optometrists12.6226250
Sawmills and Wood Preservation12.626210
Other Residential Care Facilities12.5926190
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations12.5726150
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services12.5726140
Services to Buildings and Dwellings12.5626120
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair12.5626120
Social Advocacy Organizations12.5626120
Specialty hospitals, State government owned12.5526100
Truck Transportation12.5426090
Other Textile Product Mills12.5426080
Textile Product Mills12.5326060
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation12.5226050
Textile Furnishings Mills12.5126030
Radio Broadcasting12.5126010
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land12.4825960
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)12.4725930
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities12.4525910
Child Day Care Services12.4525900
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing12.4425880
Traveler Accommodation12.4425880
Offices of Chiropractors12.4425870
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing12.4325860
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers12.4125820
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing12.3825750
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned12.3825750
Home Furnishings Stores12.3725720
Electronics and Appliance Stores12.3525690
Technical and trade schools, State government owned12.3525690
Support Activities for Water Transportation12.3525680
Support Activities for Crop Production12.3425660
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures12.325580
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)12.2825540
Vocational Rehabilitation Services12.2825540
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters12.2825540
Animal Food Manufacturing12.2625500
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers12.2625500
Newspaper Publishers12.2625500
General Freight Trucking12.2625490
Exterminating and Pest Control Services12.2525490
Religious Organizations12.2625490
Building Material and Supplies Dealers12.2525480
Food and Beverage Stores12.2425460
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers12.2225410
Travel Agencies12.2125400
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing12.225380
Repair and Maintenance12.1925360
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers12.1925350
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers12.1825340
Social Assistance12.1825340
Full-Service Restaurants12.1625290
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing12.1425250
Individual and Family Services12.1325240
Automotive Repair and Maintenance12.1325230
Accommodation and Food Services12.125170
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services12.125160
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities12.0825130
Telephone Call Centers12.0625090
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance12.0525070
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers12.0325020
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)12.0225010
Retail Trade12.0225000
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance12.0225000
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly1224970
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance12.0124970
Direct Selling Establishments1224960
Miscellaneous Store Retailers11.9824910
Grocery Stores11.9724900
Health and Personal Care Stores11.9724900
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation11.9524850
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities11.9324810
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores11.9124770
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores11.924750
Special Food Services11.8824700
Automobile Dealers11.8224590
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores11.7824500
Local Messengers and Local Delivery11.7824500
Consumer Goods Rental11.7824500
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers11.7724480
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)11.7724480
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned11.7724480
Department Stores11.7224370
Support Activities for Road Transportation11.7124350
Food Services and Drinking Places11.6624260
Sporting Goods Stores11.6624250
Photographic Services11.6324200
Drycleaning and Laundry Services11.6324190
Restaurants and Other Eating Places11.5724070
Specialty Food Stores11.5524030
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores11.5524030
Gambling Industries11.5524020
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps11.5223960
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores11.5123950
Rooming and Boarding Houses11.5123940
Furniture Stores11.523930
Other schools and instruction, Local government owned11.4523830
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions11.4623830
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers11.4423800
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)11.4223750
Water Transportation11.4123720
Used Merchandise Stores11.3723650
Death Care Services11.3423580
Civic and Social Organizations11.3423580
Other Personal Services11.3123520
Personal and Laundry Services11.0422960
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation11.0222910
Personal Care Services1122880
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation10.9722820
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)10.922680
Taxi and Limousine Service10.922670
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores10.8322520
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries10.8122490
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries10.822460
Amusement Parks and Arcades10.6522150
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers10.6422140
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance10.5321900

Not all industries pay the same for Receptionists and Information Clerks.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

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Another simple way to boost your pay as A Receptionist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at DC may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Receptionists are in the states of DC, CT, AK, MA and WA. The average salary in DC is $34400.

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