Salary for Receptionists and Information Clerks

Also known as:  Appointment Clerk, Dental Receptionist, Front Desk Receptionist, Land Leasing Information Clerk

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Receptionists and Information Clerks provide information to the general public, customers and visitors concerning activities at a specific organization. Receptionists may operate a telephone switchboard to answer or screen calls, provide information or take messages; they may greet individuals entering the establishment and direct them to their destination, resolve customer complaints and handle administrative duties. Receptionists and Information Clerks may also collect and sort mail and messages as well as take payments and record transactions. Receptionists should have a college degree, and experience is always helpful.

A Receptionist or Information Clerk usually receives an average compensation of between 16000 and 24000 based on experience and talent. Receptionists and Information Clerks can earn salaries of Twenty Six Thousand Two Hundred dollars each year.

Receptionists and Information Clerks obtain the most salary in the District of Columbia, where they can get average pay scales of about $34260. People with these jobs obtain the highest pay in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can get average wages of $29270.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.38 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Receptionists and Information Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $29,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises $28,640
Public Administration $28,110
Construction $27,840
Finance and Insurance $27,810
Manufacturing $27,670
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $22,010
Other Services (except Public Administration) $22,180
Retail Trade $23,210
Accommodation and Food Services $24,560
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $25,210
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $25,720
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