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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
267,940 1.1 % $12.47 $25,950 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.82 $10.07 $11.76 $14.02 $17.09
Annual Wage (2) $18,340 $20,940 $24,470 $29,160 $35,550


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 246,360 12.00 $12.43 $25,850
Real Estate 4,730 0.28 $13.04 $27,120
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 4,160 7.03 $12.42 $25,840
Amusement Parks and Arcades 1,350 0.62 $12.76 $26,550
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 1,130 0.08 $12.83 $26,680

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 246,360 12.00 $12.43 $25,850
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 4,160 7.03 $12.42 $25,840
Rooming and Boarding Houses 540 4.59 $11.98 $24,910
Amusement Parks and Arcades 1,350 0.62 $12.76 $26,550
Gambling Industries 850 0.38 $12.23 $25,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 30 (7) $17.09 $35,540
Civic and Social Organizations 240 0.06 $15.32 $31,870
Religious Organizations (8) (8) $14.54 $30,240
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation (8) (8) $14.28 $29,700
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 730 0.17 $13.65 $28,400


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 26,560 1.53 0.84 $15.03 $31,260
Texas 24,790 1.99 1.09 $11.15 $23,200
Florida 20,900 2.38 1.30 $12.28 $25,540
New York 10,850 1.14 0.62 $16.69 $34,710
North Carolina 9,230 2.07 1.13 $10.75 $22,360




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 1,670 6.10 3.35 $12.71 $26,450
South Dakota 2,060 4.85 2.66 $11.17 $23,240
Hawaii 3,000 4.72 2.59 $22.16 $46,080
Montana 2,140 4.58 2.51 $11.72 $24,380
Nevada 5,270 3.78 2.07 $14.59 $30,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 3,000 4.72 2.59 $22.16 $46,080
District of Columbia 1,390 1.92 1.05 $18.09 $37,630
New York 10,850 1.14 0.62 $16.69 $34,710
Massachusetts 3,870 1.07 0.59 $15.32 $31,870
California 26,560 1.53 0.84 $15.03 $31,260





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,510 0.88 0.48 $17.12 $35,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,330 1.18 0.64 $14.76 $30,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,340 1.73 0.95 $11.67 $24,270
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,960 1.27 0.70 $12.96 $26,950
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,470 2.07 1.14 $12.85 $26,740
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 5,220 4.04 2.21 $12.67 $26,350
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,190 1.70 0.93 $11.41 $23,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,410 1.39 0.76 $14.73 $30,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,370 1.59 0.87 $10.67 $22,190
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 4,070 3.99 2.19 $15.52 $32,270