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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
220,380 1.0 % $ 13.48 $ 28,040 0.4 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.31 $ 11.02 $ 13.50 $ 14.28 $ 17.54
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,440 $ 22,910 $ 28,080 $ 29,700 $ 36,470


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

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 200,860 14.61 $ 13.38 $ 27,830
Real Estate 4,720 0.28 $ 16.00 $ 33,290
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,450 6.21 $ 13.52 $ 28,110
Employment Services 3,370 0.10 $ 13.77 $ 28,650
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,180 0.20 $ 13.00 $ 27,040

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 200,860 14.61 $ 13.38 $ 27,830
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,450 6.21 $ 13.52 $ 28,110
Rooming and Boarding Houses 450 4.96 $ 13.19 $ 27,430
Gambling Industries 610 0.34 $ 12.68 $ 26,380
Real Estate 4,720 0.28 $ 16.00 $ 33,290

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Office Administrative Services (8) (8) $ 17.73 $ 36,870
Civic and Social Organizations 60 0.02 $ 17.63 $ 36,660
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 390 0.20 $ 16.78 $ 34,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,190 0.05 $ 16.03 $ 33,350
Real Estate 4,720 0.28 $ 16.00 $ 33,290


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

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.



Map of employment of hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks by state, May 2021


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)
California 20,810 1.26 0.80 $ 16.49 $ 34,290
Texas 19,460 1.59 1.02 $ 11.80 $ 24,550
Florida 18,310 2.13 1.36 $ 13.77 $ 28,640
North Carolina 8,460 1.91 1.22 $ 11.95 $ 24,850
Illinois 7,070 1.26 0.80 $ 13.20 $ 27,450


Map of location quotient of hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks by state, May 2021


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)
Montana 2,060 4.37 2.79 $ 12.67 $ 26,340
South Dakota 1,830 4.34 2.77 $ 12.43 $ 25,860
North Dakota 1,590 4.03 2.58 $ 14.39 $ 29,920
Wyoming 1,040 4.01 2.56 $ 13.32 $ 27,710
New Mexico 3,050 3.93 2.51 $ 12.26 $ 25,500


Map of annual mean wages of hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks by state, May 2021


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 1,540 2.82 1.80 $ 23.62 $ 49,130
District of Columbia 370 0.56 0.36 $ 21.93 $ 45,620
New York 6,560 0.76 0.48 $ 18.97 $ 39,470
Massachusetts 2,490 0.73 0.47 $ 17.29 $ 35,950
California 20,810 1.26 0.80 $ 16.49 $ 34,290



Map of employment of hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks by area, May 2021


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 6,040 0.70 0.45 $ 19.17 $ 39,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,660 0.99 0.63 $ 16.37 $ 34,060
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,990 2.03 1.30 $ 14.77 $ 30,730
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,670 1.10 0.71 $ 13.62 $ 28,320
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,650 1.29 0.83 $ 12.48 $ 25,960
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,970 1.37 0.88 $ 12.19 $ 25,350
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,390 2.89 1.85 $ 13.40 $ 27,880
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 3,260 3.55 2.27 $ 14.44 $ 30,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,150 1.22 0.78 $ 12.74 $ 26,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,980 1.02 0.65 $ 15.76 $ 32,780


Map of location quotient of hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks by area, May 2021


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)
Ocean City, NJ 570 14.67 9.38 $ 13.81 $ 28,720
Flagstaff, AZ 750 12.94 8.27 $ 14.60 $ 30,360
Rapid City, SD 570 8.54 5.46 $ 12.61 $ 26,230
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 1,280 7.92 5.06 $ 11.50 $ 23,930
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 500 7.80 4.99 $ 25.07 $ 52,150
Santa Fe, NM 430 7.62 4.87 $ 13.36 $ 27,780
Brunswick, GA 260 6.33 4.04 $ 11.66 $ 24,240
Prescott, AZ 380 5.92 3.79 $ 14.19 $ 29,520
St. George, UT 430 5.65 3.61 $ 12.29 $ 25,570
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 390 5.26 3.36 $ 11.40 $ 23,720