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Receptionists and Information Clerks in Washington

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15.1% Jobs Projection
$33,230 Median Salary
3,770 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Receptionists and Information Clerks in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Receptionists and Information Clerks in Washington is growing faster than average.

  • Receptionists and Information Clerks in Washington earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Receptionists and Information Clerks Work in Washington?

In 2018, there were 26,010 Receptionists and Information Clerks working in the state.

There were 23,310 Receptionists and Information Clerks employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 2,700 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Receptionists and Information Clerks in WA Employment Trend

The typical state has 13,720 Receptionists and Information Clerks working in it, which means Washington has more Receptionists and Information Clerks than average.

Receptionists and Information Clerks in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Receptionists and Information Clerks in this state are growing at a rate of 15.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.1%.

Job Projections for Receptionists and Information Clerks: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 3,770 annual job openings, and a total of 28,170 jobs for Washington Receptionists and Information Clerks in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 151,100 annual jobs and 1,149,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Receptionists and Information Clerks Make in Washington?

In 2018 wages for Receptionists and Information Clerks ranged from $24,980 to $45,680 with $33,230 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.01 to $21.96. The median hourly rate was $15.98.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $15.46 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.52.

The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Receptionists and Information Clerks Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington Metros for Receptionists and Information Clerks

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Receptionists and Information Clerks.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 15,290 $34,570
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 8,910 $31,530
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 2,140 $30,100
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 1,060 $28,480
Yakima, WA 810 $32,040
Bellingham, WA 800 $31,600
Kennewick-Richland, WA 780 $31,180
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 700 $32,760
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 500 $34,770
Wenatchee, WA 400 $30,410
Longview, WA 280 $30,310
Lewiston, ID-WA 260 $29,340
Walla Walla, WA 120 $29,200

Top States for Receptionists and Information Clerks Employment

The table below shows the states where most Receptionists and Information Clerks work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 102,590 $31,470
New York 95,740 $32,900
Florida 82,180 $28,240
Texas 63,980 $26,420
New Jersey 54,490 $32,380
Illinois 39,890 $28,810
Pennsylvania 38,870 $27,920
North Carolina 34,730 $27,950
Ohio 33,180 $26,630
Virginia 32,230 $29,090
Michigan 30,440 $28,540
Washington 26,010 $33,230
Georgia 25,550 $27,310
Wisconsin 24,050 $29,480
Arizona 22,820 $28,670
Massachusetts 20,710 $30,890
Tennessee 18,690 $26,940
Maryland 18,510 $29,140
Colorado 18,240 $31,380
Minnesota 16,980 $29,910

Below are the states where Receptionists and Information Clerks get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $35,350
Alaska $34,750
Connecticut $34,010
Washington $33,230
New York $32,900
Rhode Island $32,740
Vermont $32,700
New Jersey $32,380
California $31,470
Colorado $31,380

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