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What is the average hourly pay rate for a receptionist?

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The average hourly wage for a receptionist as of May 2013 was $13.20, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This wage equates to an annual salary of $27,450. Among top employers, dentist offices paid the highest average wage at $15.55 per hour.

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The bottom 10 percent of receptionists earned at or below $8.82 per hour, as of May 2013. Twenty-five percent earned at or below $10.31. At the top end, 10 percent earned at or above $18.35 per hour. Twenty-five percent earned at or above $15.39 per hour. Receptionists in the District of Columbia earned the highest wages among states and territories at $17 per hour.

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