Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
248,440 0.9 % $11.32 $23,530 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.40 $9.22 $10.61 $12.38 $15.31
Annual Wage (2) $17,470 $19,190 $22,070 $25,750 $31,850


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 233,240 12.14 $11.28 $23,470
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 4,150 7.77 $10.86 $22,580
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,780 0.27 $12.71 $26,430
Employment Services 1,450 0.04 $11.36 $23,630
Lessors of Real Estate 1,020 0.18 $12.01 $24,980

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 233,240 12.14 $11.28 $23,470
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 4,150 7.77 $10.86 $22,580
Rooming and Boarding Houses 560 4.62 $11.29 $23,490
Gambling Industries 870 0.34 $11.73 $24,410
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,780 0.27 $12.71 $26,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $13.73 $28,560
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 420 0.14 $13.55 $28,180
Civic and Social Organizations 210 0.05 $13.20 $27,450
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.01 $12.95 $26,940
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $12.93 $26,890


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 25,190 1.58 0.89 $13.44 $27,950
Texas 20,570 1.75 0.99 $10.00 $20,790
Florida 18,910 2.30 1.30 $11.16 $23,220
New York 11,060 1.22 0.69 $14.81 $30,790
North Carolina 8,950 2.12 1.20 $10.39 $21,620




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)
South Dakota 2,250 5.38 3.04 $10.75 $22,350
Wyoming 1,470 5.32 3.01 $11.68 $24,290
North Dakota 1,840 4.32 2.44 $12.43 $25,850
Nevada 5,010 3.94 2.23 $14.74 $30,660
Montana 1,790 3.94 2.22 $10.80 $22,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 2,360 3.74 2.11 $19.72 $41,010
District of Columbia 1,120 1.59 0.90 $16.49 $34,300
New York 11,060 1.22 0.69 $14.81 $30,790
Nevada 5,010 3.94 2.23 $14.74 $30,660
Massachusetts 3,760 1.09 0.61 $14.21 $29,560





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,970 1.06 0.60 $16.76 $34,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,650 1.10 0.62 $13.27 $27,600
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,120 3.52 1.99 $11.05 $22,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,960 1.59 0.90 $13.40 $27,870
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,840 1.31 0.74 $9.93 $20,650
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 3,810 4.08 2.30 $15.98 $33,240
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,700 1.52 0.86 $10.08 $20,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,380 1.33 0.75 $10.27 $21,360
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,350 0.92 0.52 $11.44 $23,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,870 1.48 0.84 $11.09 $23,070