Receptionists

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1414  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Receptionists greet people arriving at offices, hospitals and other establishments, direct visitors to appropriate person or service, answer and forward telephone calls, take messages, schedule appointments and perform other clerical duties. They are employed by hospitals, medical and dental offices and throughout the public and private sectors. Telephone operators are included in this group.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Admitting Clerk
  • Answering Service Operator
  • Appointment Clerk
  • Beauty Salon Receptionist
  • Booking Clerk - Hospital
  • Booking Clerk - Medical Office
  • Business Receptionist
  • Charge Operator - Telephone System
  • Chief Telephone Operator
  • Clerk Switchboard Operator
  • Collect Call Operator - Telephone System
  • Dental Office Receptionist
  • Dental Receptionist
  • Doctor's Office Receptionist
  • Emergency Admitting Clerk
  • Front Desk Clerk (except Hotel)
  • Guest Service Representative - Spa
  • Hospital Admissions Clerk
  • Hospital Admitting Clerk
  • Hospital Receptionist
  • Information Desk Clerk
  • Information Officer - Elections Canada
  • International Exchange Operator - Telephone System
  • Long Distance Telephone Operator
  • Mail And Message Distribution Clerk
  • Medical Clinic Receptionist
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Office Secretary-receptionist
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Office Reception Clerk
  • Office Receptionist
  • Operator - Telephone System
  • Reception Clerk
  • Reception Desk Clerk (except Hotel)
  • Receptionist
  • Receptionist-clerk
  • Receptionist-secretary
  • Receptionist-switchboard Operator
  • Receptionist-telephone Operator
  • Receptionist-typist
  • Service Assistant - Telephone System
  • Spa Receptionist
  • Switchboard Operator
  • Telephone Answering Service Operator
  • Telephone Clerk
  • Telephone Operator
  • Telephone Service Analyst
  • Telephone Service Assistant
  • Telereceptionist
  • Toll Operator
  • Voice Communication System Operator
  • Answering Service Operator
  • Appointment Clerk
  • Business Receptionist
  • Dental Receptionist
  • Hospital Admitting Clerk
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Office Reception Clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Switchboard Operator
  • Telephone Operator
  • Telephone Service Assistant
  • Telereceptionist
  • Toll Operator
  • Mail And Message Distribution Clerk
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Office Support
  • Office Support Specialist

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for receptionists.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $15,025
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $21,124
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $31,160
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $29,338
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $20,039
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $18,050
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $24,552
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for receptionists.

Gender Median Income
Male $24,552
Female $19,138
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (243 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for receptionists.

$0.00
Lowest Observed
$82,000.00
Highest Observed
$31,687.50
25th Percentile
$37,736.23
Average
$35,100.00
Median
$42,900.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for receptionists

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 615
25 to 34 years 600
35 to 44 years 460
45 to 54 years 635
55 to 64 years 505
65 to 74 years 140
75 years and over 15
Total 2,965
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for receptionists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 1,725
Part Time 1,310
Total 3,030
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for receptionists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 110
Female 2,920
Total 3,030
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for receptionists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 2,910
Self Employed 55
Total 2,965
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for receptionists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 2,715
Unemployed 245
Total 2,965
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for receptionists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 195
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 1,190
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 65
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,170
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 60
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 355
Total 3,030
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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