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Receptionist Average Salary in Egypt 2020

How much money does a Receptionist make in Egypt?

Average Monthly Salary
8,020 EGP
( 96,300 EGP yearly)


A person working as a Receptionist in Egypt typically earns around 8,020 EGP per month. Salaries range from 4,010 EGP (lowest) to 12,400 EGP (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 Egypt

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

  • Salary Range

    Receptionist salaries in Egypt range from 4,010 EGP per month (minimum salary) to 12,400 EGP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,020 EGP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Receptionist(s) are earning less than 8,020 EGP while the other half are earning more than 8,020 EGP. 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 5,420 EGP while 75% of them are earning more than 5,420 EGP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Receptionist(s) are earning less than 10,200 EGP while 25% are earning more than 10,200 EGP.

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 4,810 EGP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,370 EGP per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 8,520 EGP per month, 34% 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 10,200 EGP per month, 19% 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 11,000 EGP per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 11,800 EGP per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Receptionist average salary change by experience in Egypt

0 - 2 Years
4,810 EGP
2 - 5 Years+32%
6,370 EGP
5 - 10 Years+34%
8,520 EGP
10 - 15 Years+19%
10,200 EGP
15 - 20 Years+8%
11,000 EGP
20+ Years+7%
11,800 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 6,370 EGP per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 8,900 EGP per month, 40% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 11,100 EGP per month, 25% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Receptionist average salary difference by education level in Egypt

High School
6,370 EGP
Certificate or Diploma+40%
8,900 EGP
Bachelor's Degree+25%
11,100 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Receptionist Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Egypt Receptionist
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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 Egypt earn 9% more than their female counterparts.

7,620 EGP
8,300 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Egypt for all Careers

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Receptionist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Egypt

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


Receptionist(s) in Egypt are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Egypt Receptionist
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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.

Egypt / 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 Egypt is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Egypt 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 Egypt

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Egypt 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.

71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 3% 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 Egypt earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
10,800 EGP
Public Sector+6%
11,500 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Receptionist Salary Trend and Forecast in Egypt

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
7,250 EGP
Average Salary 2017+4%
7,520 EGP
Average Salary 2018+3%
7,700 EGP
Average Salary 2019+1%
7,800 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Receptionist salaries in Egypt are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 1% 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 Egypt

46 EGP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Egypt is 46 EGP. This means that the average Receptionist in Egypt earns approximately 46 EGP 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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Egypt
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The average salary for Receptionist is 13% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder8,300 EGP+3%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper6,480 EGP-19%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director12,800 EGP+60%
Assistant Hospitality Manager12,800 EGP+60%
Assistant Storekeeper5,470 EGP-32%
Assistant Tour Manager9,210 EGP+15%
Baker and Pastrycook6,940 EGP-13%
Bakery Manager10,500 EGP+31%
Bakery Superintendent8,140 EGP+1%
Banquet Manager8,820 EGP+10%
Banquet Server7,050 EGP-12%
Bar Attendant7,020 EGP-12%
Bar Manager10,200 EGP+27%
Bar Supervisor8,440 EGP+5%
Barista7,070 EGP-12%
Bartender6,900 EGP-14%
Bellman5,400 EGP-33%
Beverage Manager10,600 EGP+32%
Bistro Attendant6,880 EGP-14%
Buffet Chef9,100 EGP+13%
Buffet Host6,030 EGP-25%
Buffet Manager9,560 EGP+19%
Butcher and Slaughterer6,340 EGP-21%
Cafeteria Manager9,300 EGP+16%
Cake Decorator7,080 EGP-12%
Casino Shift Manager12,600 EGP+57%
Chain Store Customer Support8,340 EGP+4%
Chef8,890 EGP+11%
Club Manager11,200 EGP+40%
Cluster Director14,000 EGP+75%
Cluster Revenue Manager12,800 EGP+60%
Cocktail Server6,630 EGP-17%
Coffee Shop Manager11,300 EGP+41%
Concierge6,510 EGP-19%
Confectionery Baker7,070 EGP-12%
Conference Services Manager9,100 EGP+13%
Cook8,500 EGP+6%
Corporate Sous Chef10,200 EGP+27%
Corporate Travel Consultant9,610 EGP+20%
Croupier8,430 EGP+5%
Culinary Assistant6,640 EGP-17%
Culinary Associate7,640 EGP-5%
Dietary Aide8,140 EGP+1%
Dining Room Supervisor9,680 EGP+21%
Dishwasher4,270 EGP-47%
Duty Manager10,200 EGP+27%
Events Coordinator8,370 EGP+4%
Executive Chef9,830 EGP+23%
Executive Pastry Chef8,100 EGP+1%
Fast Food Cook8,210 EGP+2%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor9,410 EGP+17%
Fine Dining Cook9,460 EGP+18%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef10,200 EGP+27%
Fleet Manager11,000 EGP+37%
Food and Beverage Manager11,300 EGP+41%
Food Consultant12,600 EGP+57%
Food Safety Coordinator9,940 EGP+24%
Food Server6,310 EGP-21%
Food Service Director11,000 EGP+37%
Food Service Manager11,300 EGP+41%
Food Service Sales10,300 EGP+28%
Food Service Worker6,880 EGP-14%
Front Desk Agent8,150 EGP+2%
Front Office Manager10,300 EGP+28%
Guest Service Executive11,900 EGP+48%
Guest Service Representative8,440 EGP+5%
Head Concierge8,240 EGP+3%
Hospitality Director15,900 EGP+98%
Hostess / Host8,440 EGP+5%
Hotel Desk Clerk6,590 EGP-18%
Hotel Maid4,370 EGP-46%
Hotel Manager15,500 EGP+93%
Hotel Sales Manager12,600 EGP+57%
Hotel Service Supervisor11,500 EGP+43%
Hotel Staff8,000 EGP-0%
Inventory Coordinator7,530 EGP-6%
Kitchen Manager9,450 EGP+18%
Kitchen Staff7,030 EGP-12%
Kitchen Supervisor8,470 EGP+6%
Line Cook9,340 EGP+16%
Luggage Porter4,410 EGP-45%
Motel Manager11,200 EGP+40%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant5,630 EGP-30%
Production Operator5,640 EGP-30%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator7,410 EGP-8%
Receptionist8,020 EGP-0%
Regional Restaurant Manager13,300 EGP+66%
Restaurant Manager13,100 EGP+63%
Room Reservations Manager11,400 EGP+42%
Room Service Manager12,200 EGP+52%
Sous Chef8,270 EGP+3%
Supervisor of Food Services10,400 EGP+30%
Tour Consultant9,940 EGP+24%
Travel Agent8,570 EGP+7%
Travel Consultant9,480 EGP+18%
Waiter / Waitress6,740 EGP-16%

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CityAverage Salary
Alexandria8,010 EGP
Cairo8,980 EGP
Sharm el-Sheikh6,860 EGP
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