Salary for Receptionists and Information Clerks

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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 will normally get an average wage ranging between $22,030 and $45,150 based on experience and talent. usually receive an average salary of thirty-two thousand four hundred and ten dollars yearly.

are paid most highly in District of Columbia, where they get job pay of approximately $43,240. Employees who work in this career are compensated highest in Utilities, where they earn average pay levels of $36,910.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 42.88 percent nationwide in that time.

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Receptionists and Information Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$36,910
Transportation and Warehousing
$35,200
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$35,190
Finance and Insurance
$34,110
Construction
$33,720
Manufacturing
$33,660

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,390
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$28,660
Retail Trade
$29,580
Accommodation and Food Services
$30,520
Educational Services
$31,600
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$32,040