|Quick Facts: Receptionists|
$29,950 per year
$14.40 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Short-term on-the-job training|
|4% (Slower than average)|
Receptionists do tasks such as answering phones, receiving visitors, and providing information about their organization to the public.
Receptionists are employed in nearly every industry.
Receptionists typically need a high school diploma or equivalent and good communication skills.
The median hourly wage for receptionists was $14.40 in May 2021.
Employment of receptionists is projected to grow 4 percent from 2020 to 2030, slower than the average for all occupations.
Despite limited employment growth, about 134,000 openings for receptionists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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