There are currently an estimated 1,053,700 receptionists in the United States. The receptionist job market is expected to grow by 9.1% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are receptionists?

CareerExplorer rates receptionists with a B+ employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 102,100 receptionists. That number is based on 95,500 additional receptionists, and the retirement of 6,600 existing receptionists.

What’s the supply of receptionists?

The receptionist industry is concentrated in California, New York, Florida

Receptionist job market by state

State Name Employed Receptionists
California 105,140
New York 93,070
Florida 82,880
Texas 58,270
New Jersey 52,410
Illinois 40,690
Pennsylvania 37,280
Virginia 32,610
North Carolina 32,320
Michigan 31,460
Ohio 29,840
Georgia 27,320
Washington 23,310
Massachusetts 20,810
Wisconsin 20,720
Arizona 19,620
Colorado 18,640
Maryland 18,640
Tennessee 17,810
Minnesota 17,340
Indiana 16,350
Kentucky 15,750
Louisiana 14,860
Connecticut 13,980
Alabama 13,760
Missouri 13,140
Oregon 12,780
South Carolina 11,790
Utah 10,510
Nevada 10,430
Kansas 9,240
Oklahoma 8,520
Arkansas 8,190
Iowa 8,170
Mississippi 6,300
Idaho 6,250
Nebraska 6,100
New Mexico 5,570
South Dakota 4,910
New Hampshire 4,890
West Virginia 4,370
District of Columbia 4,040
Rhode Island 3,970
Maine 3,870
Hawaii 3,680
Puerto Rico 3,210
Alaska 2,850
Vermont 2,690
Delaware 2,500
Montana 2,450
North Dakota 1,700
Wyoming 1,130
Guam 380
Virgin Islands 290