The median hourly wage for receptionists was $13.12 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.17, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $18.92.
In May 2015, the median hourly wages for receptionists in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Offices of dentists
Offices of physicians
Offices of other health practitioners
Personal care services
Although most receptionists work during regular business hours, about 3 in 10 worked part time in 2014. Some receptionists, such as those who work in hospitals and nursing homes, may work evenings and weekends.
Median hourly wages, May 2015
Total, all occupations
Information and record clerks
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics