Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks

Accommodate hotel, motel, and resort patrons by registering and assigning rooms to guests, issuing room keys or cards, transmitting and receiving messages, keeping records of occupied rooms and guests' accounts, making and confirming reservations, and presenting statements to and collecting payments from departing guests.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
229,000 0.9 % $10.56 $21,960 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.98 $8.65 $9.78 $11.59 $14.53
Annual Wage (2) $16,590 $17,990 $20,340 $24,110 $30,220


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 215,630 12.39 $10.53 $21,900
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,670 7.86 $10.29 $21,400
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,840 0.32 $11.73 $24,410
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,450 0.03 $10.71 $22,280
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 880 0.08 $11.14 $23,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 215,630 12.39 $10.53 $21,900
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,670 7.86 $10.29 $21,400
Rooming and Boarding Houses 490 4.35 $11.43 $23,780
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,840 0.32 $11.73 $24,410
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 520 0.27 $11.52 $23,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Civic and Social Organizations 120 0.03 $14.59 $30,350
Amusement Parks and Arcades 110 0.07 $13.51 $28,110
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 330 0.12 $13.45 $27,990
Facilities Support Services 190 0.15 $13.09 $27,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises 280 0.01 $12.61 $26,230


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 23,100 1.62 0.92 $12.02 $25,010
Florida 18,650 2.56 1.46 $10.70 $22,260
Texas 18,070 1.71 0.97 $9.37 $19,490
New York 8,490 0.99 0.57 $14.16 $29,460
Pennsylvania 7,870 1.41 0.80 $10.53 $21,890




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 1,970 4.93 2.81 $9.09 $18,910
Wyoming 1,320 4.73 2.69 $10.14 $21,090
Montana 1,950 4.51 2.56 $10.18 $21,160
Hawaii 2,590 4.40 2.51 $17.27 $35,930
Nevada 4,660 4.14 2.35 $14.16 $29,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 2,590 4.40 2.51 $17.27 $35,930
District of Columbia 940 1.43 0.81 $15.10 $31,420
New York 8,490 0.99 0.57 $14.16 $29,460
Nevada 4,660 4.14 2.35 $14.16 $29,460
Alaska 890 2.79 1.59 $12.65 $26,310





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,450 0.86 0.49 $16.96 $35,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,030 1.78 1.01 $9.34 $19,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,000 1.03 0.59 $11.30 $23,510
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,970 1.09 0.62 $11.26 $23,420
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,700 3.66 2.08 $10.38 $21,590
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 3,540 4.33 2.46 $15.27 $31,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,530 1.51 0.86 $12.49 $25,980
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,420 1.30 0.74 $9.13 $18,980
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,130 1.49 0.85 $9.47 $19,690
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,830 2.25 1.28 $11.92 $24,790