A person working as a Receptionist in United Kingdom typically earns around 63,500 GBP per year. Salaries range from 31,100 GBP (lowest) to 99,100 GBP (highest).
This is the average yearly 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 salaries in United Kingdom range from 31,100 GBP per year (minimum salary) to 99,100 GBP per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 64,800 GBP per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Receptionist(s) are earning less than 64,800 GBP while the other half are earning more than 64,800 GBP. 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.
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 43,100 GBP while 75% of them are earning more than 43,100 GBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Receptionist(s) are earning less than 83,600 GBP while 25% are earning more than 83,600 GBP.
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
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 36,900 GBP per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 47,400 GBP per year, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 65,400 GBP per year, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Receptionist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 81,100 GBP per year, 24% 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 86,800 GBP per year, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 92,600 GBP per year, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 47,400 GBP per year.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 67,800 GBP per year, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 93,600 GBP per year, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+43%|
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 United Kingdom earn 5% more than their female counterparts.
Receptionist(s) in United Kingdom are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United Kingdom 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.
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.
68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Receptionist employees in United Kingdom earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Receptionist salaries in United Kingdom 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.
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.
The average salary for Receptionist is 12% less than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accreditation Specialist||101,000 GBP||+59%|
|Administrative Aide||48,100 GBP||-24%|
|Administrative Analyst||74,200 GBP||+17%|
|Administrative Assistant||63,900 GBP||+1%|
|Administrative Associate||58,900 GBP||-7%|
|Administrative Manager||79,700 GBP||+26%|
|Administrative Receptionist||55,800 GBP||-12%|
|Board Secretary||64,800 GBP||+2%|
|Central Office Operator||61,600 GBP||-3%|
|Commercial Administrator||84,000 GBP||+32%|
|Commissions Processor||74,800 GBP||+18%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||66,300 GBP||+4%|
|Document Controller||57,300 GBP||-10%|
|Document Management Specialist||73,900 GBP||+16%|
|Executive Assistant||83,300 GBP||+31%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||95,000 GBP||+50%|
|Executive Secretary||76,000 GBP||+20%|
|Front Desk Attendant||68,200 GBP||+7%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||70,700 GBP||+11%|
|Front Desk Manager||95,800 GBP||+51%|
|Group Services Manager||127,000 GBP||+100%|
|Head Receptionist||79,000 GBP||+24%|
|Key Account Assistant||83,300 GBP||+31%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||46,700 GBP||-26%|
|Leasing Administrator||71,900 GBP||+13%|
|Legal Secretary||69,100 GBP||+9%|
|Mailroom Manager||65,200 GBP||+3%|
|Management Support Secretary||78,800 GBP||+24%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||105,000 GBP||+65%|
|Medical Receptionist||70,700 GBP||+11%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||82,000 GBP||+29%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||115,000 GBP||+81%|
|Night Manager||91,300 GBP||+44%|
|Office Administrator||95,400 GBP||+50%|
|Office Assistant||54,500 GBP||-14%|
|Office Manager||80,700 GBP||+27%|
|Office Services Coordinator||76,700 GBP||+21%|
|Operations Analyst||93,400 GBP||+47%|
|Operations Manager||114,000 GBP||+80%|
|Personal Assistant||75,500 GBP||+19%|
|Planning Assistant||74,400 GBP||+17%|
|Process Expert||89,500 GBP||+41%|
|Program Coordinator||89,100 GBP||+40%|
|Programme Assistant||75,800 GBP||+19%|
|Project Administrator||103,000 GBP||+62%|
|Project Coordinator||113,000 GBP||+78%|
|Reception Team Lead||104,000 GBP||+64%|
|Records Officer||57,600 GBP||-9%|
|Schedule Officer||54,500 GBP||-14%|
|School Secretary||65,900 GBP||+4%|
|Switchboard Operator||50,300 GBP||-21%|
|Technical Program Manager||109,000 GBP||+72%|
|Technical Project Manager||117,000 GBP||+84%|
|Wayleave Officer||51,900 GBP||-18%|
|Kingston upon Hull||69,100 GBP|
|St Davids||56,700 GBP|
|Northern Ireland||63,000 GBP|