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Earnings for receptionists vary widely with the education and experience of the worker and type, size, and geographic location of the business. The median annual salary for receptionists was $27,300 in May 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), with salaries ranging from $19,070 to $39,350 or higher. The DOL reports that receptionists earned the following mean salaries by employer: offices of dentists, $32,730; offices of physicians, $29,450; offices of other health practitioners, $27,300; and personal care services, $23,230.

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