Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
234,750 0.9 % $10.58 $22,010 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.00 $8.67 $9.81 $11.60 $14.54
Annual Wage (2) $16,640 $18,030 $20,400 $24,130 $30,250


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 221,590 12.51 $10.55 $21,950
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,320 6.89 $10.53 $21,910
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,630 0.03 $11.52 $23,970
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,230 0.21 $11.38 $23,660
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,010 0.09 $10.91 $22,700

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 221,590 12.51 $10.55 $21,950
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,320 6.89 $10.53 $21,910
Rooming and Boarding Houses 410 3.48 $11.95 $24,850
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 510 0.26 $12.16 $25,290
Gambling Industries 310 0.23 $10.06 $20,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Office Administrative Services 140 0.03 $14.87 $30,940
Civic and Social Organizations 110 0.03 $14.47 $30,090
Amusement Parks and Arcades 90 0.05 $13.21 $27,470
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 380 0.14 $12.57 $26,150
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 300 0.07 $12.25 $25,490


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 23,880 1.62 0.92 $12.11 $25,180
Texas 18,920 1.73 0.98 $9.59 $19,940
Florida 18,120 2.43 1.37 $10.65 $22,150
New York 8,590 0.99 0.56 $14.18 $29,500
Pennsylvania 8,260 1.47 0.83 $10.27 $21,350




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 1,780 6.40 3.61 $10.56 $21,970
South Dakota 2,030 5.05 2.85 $9.42 $19,580
Montana 1,970 4.49 2.54 $10.30 $21,430
Nevada 4,970 4.31 2.43 $14.27 $29,680
Hawaii 2,490 4.14 2.34 $17.46 $36,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 2,490 4.14 2.34 $17.46 $36,310
District of Columbia 760 1.14 0.65 $14.90 $30,990
Nevada 4,970 4.31 2.43 $14.27 $29,680
New York 8,590 0.99 0.56 $14.18 $29,500
Massachusetts 3,780 1.16 0.66 $12.87 $26,770





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 4,430 0.84 0.48 $17.05 $35,460
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,080 1.10 0.62 $11.54 $24,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,040 1.02 0.57 $11.50 $23,920
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 3,910 4.66 2.63 $15.31 $31,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,820 1.66 0.93 $9.45 $19,670
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,760 3.61 2.04 $10.40 $21,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,620 1.53 0.86 $12.55 $26,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,390 1.58 0.89 $9.67 $20,120
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,170 2.46 1.39 $12.42 $25,830
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,000 1.09 0.62 $9.24 $19,220