Receptionist Salary Survey 2016
Receptionists salaries vary greatly depending on the type of business they are working in. Below we have put together some guidelines, however do remember these are just averages taken from placements we have made over the past year.
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|Industry||Low level||Mid-Level||High Level||Notes|
|Hotels||£13,000||£15,000||£20,000||Some evenings and weekends.Tips on top.|
|Private Members Clubs||£17,000||£20,000||£24,000||Some evenings and weekends. Tips on top|
|Creative & Media||£18,000||£23,000||£26,000||More relaxed places to work|
|Investment Banks (Outsourced)||£22,000||£25,000||£27,000||Usually large team environments|
|Legal||£24,000||£27,000||£30,000-£35,000||Bonuses are usually good|
|Private Equity, Private Banks, Fund Managers||£24,000||£28,000||£31,000||Bonuses can be high|
|Very high-end property companies||£28,000||£29,000||£33,000|
The receptionist salaries at the higher-end are paid by companies who are usually looking for solid stable corporate reception experience already gained within a large highly prestigious organisation. Those who are first starting a career within corporate reception or who are moving from another career (such as cabin crew) may need to be more flexible until they have some corporate receptionist experience under their belts. Working in-house usually pays slightly more and could have better benefits, HOWEVER there are some advantages to outsourcing. If you are looking to progress within Front of house you may find better opportunities are with outsourcing. Here you would likely be working within a larger team so there would be a structure of team-leaders and supervisors for you to progress to. You may also make more receptionist-team-player friends! Their training can also help candidates who have the passion, temperament, presentation and ability but not the experience.