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Receptionist Average Salary in Hungary 2020

How much money does a Receptionist make in Hungary?

Average Monthly Salary
873,000 HUF
( 10,500,000 HUF yearly)


A person working as a Receptionist in Hungary typically earns around 873,000 HUF per month. Salaries range from 445,000 HUF (lowest) to 1,350,000 HUF (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 Hungary

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

  • Salary Range

    Receptionist salaries in Hungary range from 445,000 HUF per month (minimum salary) to 1,350,000 HUF per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 856,000 HUF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Receptionist(s) are earning less than 856,000 HUF while the other half are earning more than 856,000 HUF. 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 586,000 HUF while 75% of them are earning more than 586,000 HUF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Receptionist(s) are earning less than 1,080,000 HUF while 25% are earning more than 1,080,000 HUF.

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 499,000 HUF per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 652,000 HUF per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 913,000 HUF per month, 40% 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 1,100,000 HUF per month, 20% 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 1,190,000 HUF per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,290,000 HUF per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Receptionist average salary change by experience in Hungary

0 - 2 Years
499,000 HUF
2 - 5 Years+31%
652,000 HUF
5 - 10 Years+40%
913,000 HUF
10 - 15 Years+20%
1,100,000 HUF
15 - 20 Years+9%
1,190,000 HUF
20+ Years+8%
1,290,000 HUF
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 571,000 HUF per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 841,000 HUF per month, 47% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 1,290,000 HUF per month, 53% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Receptionist average salary difference by education level in Hungary

High School
571,000 HUF
Certificate or Diploma+47%
841,000 HUF
Bachelor's Degree+53%
1,290,000 HUF
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

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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 Hungary earn 12% more than their female counterparts.

826,000 HUF
925,000 HUF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Hungary for all Careers

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Receptionist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Hungary

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


Receptionist(s) in Hungary 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 Hungary 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.

Hungary / 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 Hungary is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

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

73% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% 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 Hungary earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
1,230,000 HUF
Public Sector+9%
1,340,000 HUF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Receptionist Salary Trend and Forecast in Hungary

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Hungary Receptionist
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Average Salary 2016
782,000 HUF
Average Salary 2017+4%
811,000 HUF
Average Salary 2018+2%
829,000 HUF
Average Salary 2019+3%
857,000 HUF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Receptionist salaries in Hungary are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% 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 Hungary

5,040 HUF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Hungary is 5,040 HUF. This means that the average Receptionist in Hungary earns approximately 5,040 HUF 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 Hungary
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The average salary for Receptionist is 17% 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 Rounder859,000 HUF-2%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper755,000 HUF-14%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director1,440,000 HUF+65%
Assistant Hospitality Manager1,450,000 HUF+66%
Assistant Storekeeper586,000 HUF-33%
Assistant Tour Manager1,020,000 HUF+17%
Baker and Pastrycook759,000 HUF-13%
Bakery Manager1,140,000 HUF+31%
Bakery Superintendent921,000 HUF+5%
Banquet Manager934,000 HUF+7%
Banquet Server783,000 HUF-10%
Bar Attendant769,000 HUF-12%
Bar Manager1,190,000 HUF+36%
Bar Supervisor919,000 HUF+5%
Barista797,000 HUF-9%
Bartender782,000 HUF-10%
Bellman630,000 HUF-28%
Beverage Manager1,120,000 HUF+28%
Bistro Attendant710,000 HUF-19%
Buffet Chef1,000,000 HUF+14%
Buffet Host662,000 HUF-24%
Buffet Manager1,090,000 HUF+25%
Butcher and Slaughterer673,000 HUF-23%
Cafeteria Manager1,020,000 HUF+17%
Cake Decorator774,000 HUF-11%
Casino Shift Manager1,300,000 HUF+49%
Chain Store Customer Support988,000 HUF+13%
Chef946,000 HUF+8%
Club Manager1,240,000 HUF+42%
Cluster Director1,440,000 HUF+65%
Cluster Revenue Manager1,370,000 HUF+57%
Cocktail Server701,000 HUF-20%
Coffee Shop Manager1,250,000 HUF+43%
Concierge730,000 HUF-16%
Confectionery Baker757,000 HUF-13%
Conference Services Manager1,050,000 HUF+20%
Cook878,000 HUF+1%
Corporate Sous Chef1,180,000 HUF+35%
Corporate Travel Consultant1,100,000 HUF+26%
Croupier914,000 HUF+5%
Culinary Assistant791,000 HUF-9%
Culinary Associate851,000 HUF-3%
Dietary Aide871,000 HUF-0%
Dining Room Supervisor1,000,000 HUF+14%
Dishwasher457,000 HUF-48%
Duty Manager1,120,000 HUF+28%
Events Coordinator971,000 HUF+11%
Executive Chef1,010,000 HUF+16%
Executive Pastry Chef898,000 HUF+3%
Fast Food Cook877,000 HUF+0%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor973,000 HUF+11%
Fine Dining Cook1,050,000 HUF+20%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef1,080,000 HUF+24%
Fleet Manager1,240,000 HUF+42%
Food and Beverage Manager1,270,000 HUF+45%
Food Consultant1,330,000 HUF+52%
Food Safety Coordinator1,090,000 HUF+25%
Food Server723,000 HUF-17%
Food Service Director1,300,000 HUF+49%
Food Service Manager1,310,000 HUF+50%
Food Service Sales1,140,000 HUF+31%
Food Service Worker747,000 HUF-14%
Front Desk Agent840,000 HUF-4%
Front Office Manager1,190,000 HUF+36%
Guest Service Executive1,270,000 HUF+45%
Guest Service Representative969,000 HUF+11%
Head Concierge902,000 HUF+3%
Hospitality Director1,840,000 HUF+110%
Hostess / Host969,000 HUF+11%
Hotel Desk Clerk741,000 HUF-15%
Hotel Maid510,000 HUF-42%
Hotel Manager1,840,000 HUF+110%
Hotel Sales Manager1,460,000 HUF+67%
Hotel Service Supervisor1,280,000 HUF+47%
Hotel Staff853,000 HUF-2%
Inventory Coordinator778,000 HUF-11%
Kitchen Manager1,090,000 HUF+25%
Kitchen Staff838,000 HUF-4%
Kitchen Supervisor956,000 HUF+9%
Line Cook1,010,000 HUF+16%
Luggage Porter469,000 HUF-46%
Motel Manager1,250,000 HUF+43%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant649,000 HUF-26%
Production Operator638,000 HUF-27%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator837,000 HUF-4%
Receptionist873,000 HUF-0%
Regional Restaurant Manager1,590,000 HUF+82%
Restaurant Manager1,460,000 HUF+67%
Room Reservations Manager1,320,000 HUF+51%
Room Service Manager1,320,000 HUF+51%
Sous Chef882,000 HUF+1%
Supervisor of Food Services1,160,000 HUF+33%
Tour Consultant1,050,000 HUF+20%
Travel Agent993,000 HUF+14%
Travel Consultant1,010,000 HUF+16%
Waiter / Waitress732,000 HUF-16%

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