National » Office and Administrative Support » Receptionists and Information Clerks

Receptionists and Information Clerk Salary Information

The salary statistics of receptionists and information clerks are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of receptionists and information clerks within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The receptionists and information clerks annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Receptionists and Information Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,530
25th Percentile Wage
$22,700
50th Percentile Wage
$27,920
75th Percentile Wage
$34,280
90th Percentile Wage
$40,380

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for receptionists and information clerks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) receptionists and information clerks is $40,380. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,530. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 106% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of receptionists and information clerks from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201627,9202.22%6.91%
201527,3001.98%-
201426,7601.31%-
201326,4101.59%-
201225,990--

Table 2. Receptionists and Information Clerk Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of receptionists and information clerks in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for receptionists and information clerks occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $31,860. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $22,080).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$31,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$30,470
Mining
$29,890
Wholesale Trade
$29,610
Manufacturing
$29,560
Construction
$29,530
Health Care and Social Assistance
$29,180
Finance and Insurance
$29,070
Federal, State, and Local Government
$28,930
Information
$28,700
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$28,200
Transportation and Warehousing
$27,840
Educational Services
$27,770
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$27,560
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$26,980
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$25,200
Accommodation and Food Services
$24,990
Retail Trade
$24,620
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$22,920
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$22,080

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Receptionists and Information Clerks by States

From the above tables we note that not only receptionists and information clerks salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of receptionists and information clerks in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,320 to $33,570. The highest paying state for receptionists and information clerks is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $33,570. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,320. For more salary information of receptionists and information clerks profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$33,570
Alaska
$32,180
Connecticut
$32,130
New York
$31,010
Washington
$31,000
New Jersey
$30,860
Hawaii
$30,800
Massachusetts
$30,680
Vermont
$30,500
Rhode Island
$30,430
Colorado
$30,050
California
$29,990
New Hampshire
$29,350
Minnesota
$29,240
Oregon
$29,040
Maine
$28,980
North Dakota
$28,670
Virginia
$28,160
Wyoming
$28,060
Iowa
$27,930
Illinois
$27,860
Montana
$27,780
Arizona
$27,490
Georgia
$27,430
Florida
$27,380
Wisconsin
$27,350
Nevada
$27,340
Michigan
$27,180
Maryland
$27,050
North Carolina
$26,850
Nebraska
$26,780
Pennsylvania
$26,780
Indiana
$26,750
Idaho
$26,620
Tennessee
$26,620
South Carolina
$26,570
Kansas
$26,090
Utah
$26,090
Oklahoma
$25,640
New Mexico
$25,280
Texas
$25,210
Kentucky
$25,180
Missouri
$25,020
Delaware
$24,950
South Dakota
$24,820
Mississippi
$24,590
Ohio
$24,230
Alabama
$24,220
West Virginia
$23,690
Arkansas
$23,550
Virgin Islands
$23,520
Louisiana
$22,520
Guam
$19,590
Puerto Rico
$18,320



Related:

Highest paying states for receptionists and information clerks

Highest paying cities for receptionists and information clerks

Highest paying industries for receptionists and information clerks.