Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
253,540 0.9 % $11.66 $24,250 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.49 $9.46 $10.99 $12.89 $15.78
Annual Wage (2) $17,670 $19,690 $22,850 $26,810 $32,810


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 237,370 12.12 $11.63 $24,190
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 4,080 7.23 $11.25 $23,410
Real Estate 3,300 0.21 $12.62 $26,240
Employment Services 1,700 0.05 $12.60 $26,210
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 960 0.08 $12.18 $25,330

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 237,370 12.12 $11.63 $24,190
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 4,080 7.23 $11.25 $23,410
Rooming and Boarding Houses 560 4.75 $11.46 $23,840
Real Estate 3,300 0.21 $12.62 $26,240
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 820 0.19 $13.62 $28,340

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 40 (7) $14.62 $30,410
Civic and Social Organizations 240 0.06 $14.42 $29,990
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 820 0.19 $13.62 $28,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 70 (7) $12.87 $26,760
Real Estate 3,300 0.21 $12.62 $26,240


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 26,510 1.59 0.89 $13.89 $28,890
Texas 21,170 1.78 1.00 $10.41 $21,640
Florida 19,750 2.35 1.32 $11.33 $23,560
New York 10,520 1.14 0.64 $15.72 $32,700
Pennsylvania 8,400 1.45 0.82 $10.65 $22,150




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 1,540 5.75 3.23 $12.16 $25,280
South Dakota 1,990 4.73 2.66 $10.72 $22,300
North Dakota 1,750 4.19 2.35 $12.53 $26,070
Hawaii 2,560 4.04 2.27 $20.65 $42,940
Montana 1,770 3.84 2.16 $11.04 $22,960




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 2,560 4.04 2.27 $20.65 $42,940
District of Columbia 1,420 2.01 1.13 $16.01 $33,300
New York 10,520 1.14 0.64 $15.72 $32,700
Nevada 5,000 3.82 2.15 $14.40 $29,960
Massachusetts 3,690 1.05 0.59 $14.17 $29,480



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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 6,190 0.93 0.52 $17.97 $37,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,300 1.20 0.67 $13.70 $28,490
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,340 3.59 2.02 $11.23 $23,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,230 1.68 0.95 $13.50 $28,080
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,230 1.44 0.81 $10.38 $21,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,920 1.57 0.88 $10.85 $22,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,850 1.47 0.83 $10.15 $21,110
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 3,790 3.94 2.21 $15.51 $32,260
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,300 0.90 0.51 $12.64 $26,290
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,860 2.51 1.41 $12.07 $25,110


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ocean City, NJ 510 13.23 7.44 $11.98 $24,910
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 1,390 8.84 4.97 $10.82 $22,500
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 650 8.83 4.97 $21.14 $43,960
Rapid City, SD 560 8.60 4.83 $10.50 $21,840
Flagstaff, AZ 500 8.17 4.59 $11.68 $24,290
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 530 7.23 4.07 $11.22 $23,330
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 830 7.14 4.01 $12.09 $25,140
Prescott, AZ 430 6.97 3.92 $11.77 $24,480
Enid, OK 150 5.96 3.35 $10.15 $21,110
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 840 5.59 3.15 $10.63 $22,110