Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
241,140 0.8 % $10.67 $22,180 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.07 $8.73 $9.91 $11.68 $14.64
Annual Wage (2) $16,780 $18,160 $20,610 $24,290 $30,460


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 228,610 12.29 $10.64 $22,130
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,690 7.31 $10.47 $21,780
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,300 0.21 $11.43 $23,780
Lessors of Real Estate 980 0.17 $11.26 $23,430
Employment Services 930 0.03 $9.91 $20,610

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 228,610 12.29 $10.64 $22,130
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,690 7.31 $10.47 $21,780
Rooming and Boarding Houses 450 3.62 $11.47 $23,870
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 610 0.31 $12.28 $25,540
Gambling Industries 780 0.30 $10.74 $22,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Office Administrative Services 160 0.04 $14.18 $29,500
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $13.56 $28,200
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 290 0.10 $13.44 $27,960
Civic and Social Organizations 160 0.04 $13.00 $27,030
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 450 0.11 $12.52 $26,040


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 24,200 1.60 0.90 $12.26 $25,500
Texas 19,870 1.77 0.99 $9.47 $19,690
Florida 17,680 2.31 1.29 $10.71 $22,270
New York 9,420 1.07 0.60 $14.16 $29,450
Pennsylvania 8,200 1.45 0.81 $10.53 $21,900



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)
Wyoming 1,690 5.99 3.36 $10.96 $22,800
South Dakota 2,060 5.02 2.82 $9.69 $20,160
Nevada 5,520 4.64 2.60 $14.49 $30,140
Montana 2,020 4.56 2.55 $10.36 $21,550
Maine 2,190 3.73 2.09 $11.22 $23,340



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 2,190 3.57 2.00 $17.94 $37,310
District of Columbia 670 1.00 0.56 $16.59 $34,500
Nevada 5,520 4.64 2.60 $14.49 $30,140
New York 9,420 1.07 0.60 $14.16 $29,450
Massachusetts 3,670 1.11 0.62 $13.01 $27,060




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 4,970 0.92 0.52 $16.85 $35,050
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 4,350 5.00 2.80 $15.51 $32,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,090 1.01 0.57 $12.10 $25,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,040 1.08 0.60 $11.51 $23,940
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,690 3.42 1.92 $10.57 $21,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,510 1.47 0.83 $12.87 $26,780
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,480 1.22 0.69 $9.21 $19,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,440 1.44 0.81 $9.69 $20,150
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,390 1.51 0.85 $9.71 $20,210
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,040 2.31 1.29 $12.56 $26,120