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Receptionist Average Salary in Spain 2020

How much money does a Receptionist make in Spain?

Average Monthly Salary
3,130 EUR
( 37,600 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Receptionist in Spain typically earns around 3,130 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,690 EUR (lowest) to 4,730 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Receptionist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Receptionist Salary Distribution in Spain

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Receptionist salaries in Spain range from 1,690 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,730 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,880 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Receptionist(s) are earning less than 2,880 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,880 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Receptionist(s) are earning less than 2,060 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,060 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Receptionist(s) are earning less than 3,500 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,500 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Receptionist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Receptionist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Receptionist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,970 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,480 EUR per month, 26% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,270 EUR per month, 32% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Receptionist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,850 EUR per month, 18% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 4,260 EUR per month, 11% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,530 EUR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Receptionist average salary change by experience in Spain

0 - 2 Years
1,970 EUR
2 - 5 Years+26%
2,480 EUR
5 - 10 Years+32%
3,270 EUR
10 - 15 Years+18%
3,850 EUR
15 - 20 Years+11%
4,260 EUR
20+ Years+6%
4,530 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Receptionist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Receptionist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Receptionist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Receptionist is 2,480 EUR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 3,390 EUR per month, 37% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 4,370 EUR per month, 29% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Receptionist average salary difference by education level in Spain

High School
2,480 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+37%
3,390 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+29%
4,370 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Receptionist Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Receptionist employees in Spain earn 5% more than their female counterparts.

3,050 EUR
3,210 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Spain for all Careers

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Receptionist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Spain

How much are annual salary increments in Spain for Receptionist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Receptionist(s) in Spain are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Spain / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Spain is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Spain for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Receptionist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Spain

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Spain Receptionist
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A Receptionist is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

75% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Receptionist employees in Spain earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
4,900 EUR
Public Sector+5%
5,120 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Receptionist Salary Trend and Forecast in Spain

How are Receptionist salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
2,880 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
2,990 EUR
Average Salary 2018+1%
3,030 EUR
Average Salary 2019+2%
3,080 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Receptionist salaries in Spain are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Receptionist Average Hourly Wage in Spain

18 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Spain is 18 EUR. This means that the average Receptionist in Spain earns approximately 18 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Receptionist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Receptionist and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Spain
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The average salary for Receptionist is 1% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 37% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist4,630 EUR+48%
Administrative Aide2,190 EUR-30%
Administrative Analyst3,120 EUR-0%
Administrative Assistant2,870 EUR-8%
Administrative Associate2,720 EUR-13%
Administrative Manager3,410 EUR+9%
Administrative Receptionist2,800 EUR-11%
Board Secretary2,890 EUR-8%
Central Office Operator2,650 EUR-15%
Clerk2,410 EUR-23%
Commercial Administrator4,020 EUR+28%
Commissions Processor3,280 EUR+5%
Conveyancing Secretary3,030 EUR-3%
Document Controller2,540 EUR-19%
Document Management Specialist3,580 EUR+14%
Executive Assistant3,720 EUR+19%
Executive Personal Assistant4,200 EUR+34%
Executive Secretary3,670 EUR+17%
Front Desk Attendant2,960 EUR-6%
Front Desk Coordinator3,120 EUR-0%
Front Desk Manager4,220 EUR+35%
Group Services Manager5,340 EUR+70%
Head Receptionist3,800 EUR+21%
Key Account Assistant3,810 EUR+22%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator2,210 EUR-29%
Leasing Administrator3,260 EUR+4%
Legal Secretary2,990 EUR-5%
Librarian3,430 EUR+9%
Mailroom Manager3,130 EUR-0%
Management Support Secretary3,290 EUR+5%
Master Programme Coordinator4,700 EUR+50%
Medical Receptionist3,200 EUR+2%
Meeting and Event Assistant3,750 EUR+20%
Meeting and Event Manager4,990 EUR+59%
Night Manager3,840 EUR+23%
Office Administrator4,100 EUR+31%
Office Assistant2,450 EUR-22%
Office Manager3,790 EUR+21%
Office Services Coordinator3,370 EUR+8%
Operations Analyst4,210 EUR+34%
Operations Manager5,050 EUR+61%
Personal Assistant3,490 EUR+11%
Planning Assistant3,370 EUR+8%
Process Expert4,150 EUR+32%
Program Coordinator3,870 EUR+23%
Programme Assistant3,500 EUR+12%
Project Administrator4,270 EUR+36%
Project Coordinator4,670 EUR+49%
Reception Team Lead4,660 EUR+49%
Receptionist3,130 EUR-0%
Records Officer2,620 EUR-16%
Schedule Officer2,630 EUR-16%
School Secretary3,100 EUR-1%
Secretary3,080 EUR-2%
Switchboard Operator2,380 EUR-24%
Technical Program Manager4,750 EUR+52%
Technical Project Manager4,950 EUR+58%
Typist2,210 EUR-29%
Wayleave Officer2,640 EUR-16%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Barcelona3,340 EUR
Bilbao2,650 EUR
Las Palmas2,910 EUR
Madrid3,300 EUR
Malaga3,140 EUR
Murcia2,860 EUR
Palma de Mallorca2,890 EUR
Sevilla3,080 EUR
Valencia3,050 EUR
Zaragoza3,110 EUR
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