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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
Industry profile for Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
Geographic profile for Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks

National estimates for Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
222,550 1.1 % $ 12.93 $ 26,900 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.11 $ 10.43 $ 12.26 $ 14.58 $ 17.59
Annual Wage (2) $ 18,950 $ 21,690 $ 25,490 $ 30,330 $ 36,580


Industry profile for Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 201,620 13.30 $ 12.86 $ 26,760
Real Estate 5,510 0.33 $ 14.03 $ 29,180
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,450 6.79 $ 13.20 $ 27,450
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,110 0.11 $ 13.43 $ 27,920
Management of Companies and Enterprises 640 0.03 $ 13.09 $ 27,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 201,620 13.30 $ 12.86 $ 26,760
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,450 6.79 $ 13.20 $ 27,450
Rooming and Boarding Houses 450 4.46 $ 12.21 $ 25,390
Real Estate 5,510 0.33 $ 14.03 $ 29,180
Land Subdivision 50 0.15 $ 13.32 $ 27,710

Top paying industries for Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 260 0.14 $ 16.81 $ 34,970
Civic and Social Organizations 160 0.06 $ 16.59 $ 34,500
Amusement Parks and Arcades (8) (8) $ 14.61 $ 30,380
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation (8) (8) $ 14.46 $ 30,080
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 540 0.13 $ 14.29 $ 29,730


Geographic profile for Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 23,280 1.92 1.20 $ 11.48 $ 23,880
California 22,350 1.36 0.85 $ 16.06 $ 33,400
Florida 18,190 2.15 1.35 $ 12.71 $ 26,430
New York 8,810 1.01 0.63 $ 17.15 $ 35,670
North Carolina 7,930 1.85 1.16 $ 11.21 $ 23,310




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,530 5.16 3.22 $ 12.86 $ 26,740
Wyoming 1,190 4.54 2.84 $ 12.65 $ 26,320
South Dakota 1,740 4.23 2.65 $ 11.68 $ 24,290
Hawaii 2,210 3.86 2.41 $ 22.27 $ 46,310
Montana 1,720 3.78 2.37 $ 12.18 $ 25,320




Top paying states for Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 2,210 3.86 2.41 $ 22.27 $ 46,310
District of Columbia 1,200 1.75 1.10 $ 20.04 $ 41,690
New York 8,810 1.01 0.63 $ 17.15 $ 35,670
California 22,350 1.36 0.85 $ 16.06 $ 33,400
Massachusetts 3,420 1.02 0.64 $ 15.59 $ 32,420





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,800 0.88 0.55 $ 17.23 $ 35,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,230 1.73 1.08 $ 12.00 $ 24,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,070 1.04 0.65 $ 15.48 $ 32,210
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,090 1.72 1.07 $ 11.61 $ 24,150
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,980 1.14 0.71 $ 12.96 $ 26,950
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,770 1.90 1.19 $ 13.34 $ 27,750
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,280 3.59 2.24 $ 12.83 $ 26,680
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,110 1.56 0.98 $ 11.15 $ 23,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,900 1.29 0.81 $ 15.55 $ 32,350
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,070 1.32 0.82 $ 20.29 $ 42,200




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rapid City, SD 660 10.39 6.49 $ 11.40 $ 23,710
Flagstaff, AZ 530 9.28 5.80 $ 13.78 $ 28,670
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 570 8.57 5.36 $ 21.16 $ 44,010
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 1,290 8.32 5.20 $ 11.09 $ 23,070
Ocean City, NJ 260 7.50 4.69 $ 13.49 $ 28,050
Brunswick, GA 280 7.14 4.46 $ 12.38 $ 25,750
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 690 6.41 4.00 $ 14.81 $ 30,800
St. George, UT 420 6.16 3.85 $ 12.08 $ 25,120
Prescott, AZ 370 5.98 3.74 $ 14.03 $ 29,180
Napa, CA 390 5.67 3.54 $ 19.19 $ 39,910