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Switchboard Operator Receptionist Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$34,849 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Switchboard Operator Receptionist is $34,849 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Switchboard Operator Receptionist is between $26,766 and $41,444. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Greets and assists callers in relaying incoming, outgoing, and/or interoffice calls.
  • Operates switchboard equipment.
  • Guides caller to destination and records name, time of call, nature of business, and person called upon.
  • Supplies information to callers/visitors, takes messages, and announces callers/visitors.
Switchboard Operator Receptionist Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service

Job family population: 80,380

Estimated population of Switchboard Operator Receptionist jobs: 16,986

Rate of error: 2.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Switchboard Operator Receptionist Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

May 3
Robbins Schwartz
The receptionist is responsible for performing routine clerical, secretarial, and administrative ... Manage the switchboard for five office locations * Screen and route incoming calls to the ...
Apr 19
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Home Instead
Home Instead Senior Care is looking for a receptionist to be our first point of contact for ... Each Home Instead franchise is independently owned and operated.
May 9
Verano Holdings, LLC
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Apr 9
Westchester, IL, USA
Exela Technologies
Ensure operating and quality standards are met based on service objectives * Maintain accuracy of required reports, logs and measurements * Ensure the highest levels of customer care Ensure adherence ...
Medical Benefits Clerk
May 3
Chicago, IL, USA
Addison Group - Chicago Healthcare
Provides backup to the Receptionist/Switchboard Operator Requirements: * Understanding of how medical claims are paid * Needs to know and understand deductibles/out of pocket max/co-pay, etc.
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