Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
222,540 1.0 % $10.30 $21,430 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.73 $8.44 $9.58 $11.47 $14.15
Annual Wage (2) $16,090 $17,550 $19,930 $23,860 $29,440


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 208,620 12.48 $10.26 $21,340
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,370 7.55 $10.09 $20,990
Activities Related to Real Estate 2,230 0.41 $11.64 $24,220
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,050 0.04 $10.73 $22,310
Lessors of Real Estate 860 0.15 $10.94 $22,760

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 208,620 12.48 $10.26 $21,340
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,370 7.55 $10.09 $20,990
Rooming and Boarding Houses 400 3.60 $10.78 $22,430
Activities Related to Real Estate 2,230 0.41 $11.64 $24,220
Gambling Industries 290 0.22 $11.02 $22,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Facilities Support Services 100 0.08 $14.50 $30,160
Civic and Social Organizations 100 0.03 $13.63 $28,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises 340 0.02 $13.22 $27,490
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 500 0.18 $12.19 $25,350
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 350 0.19 $12.16 $25,290


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 21,900 1.56 0.89 $11.66 $24,250
Florida 18,150 2.55 1.46 $10.24 $21,290
Texas 16,970 1.68 0.96 $9.01 $18,750
New York 8,360 1.00 0.57 $13.18 $27,410
Georgia 7,580 2.02 1.16 $9.12 $18,970




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 1,870 4.83 2.76 $8.96 $18,630
Wyoming 1,280 4.74 2.70 $9.87 $20,530
Hawaii 2,650 4.63 2.65 $16.50 $34,310
Montana 1,800 4.24 2.42 $9.40 $19,550
Nevada 4,690 4.21 2.41 $13.12 $27,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 2,650 4.63 2.65 $16.50 $34,310
District of Columbia 900 1.41 0.80 $14.61 $30,380
New York 8,360 1.00 0.57 $13.18 $27,410
Nevada 4,690 4.21 2.41 $13.12 $27,300
Massachusetts 2,890 0.93 0.53 $12.77 $26,570

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,400 0.88 0.50 $15.02 $31,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,780 1.72 0.98 $9.41 $19,570
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,770 1.51 0.86 $8.81 $18,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,760 0.99 0.56 $11.56 $24,040
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 3,640 3.79 2.17 $9.95 $20,710
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 3,390 4.19 2.40 $14.33 $29,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,340 1.46 0.83 $12.51 $26,030
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,130 0.88 0.50 $11.41 $23,730
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,750 1.37 0.79 $9.81 $20,390
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,620 1.56 0.89 $11.62 $24,170




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 440 11.69 6.67 $12.28 $25,540
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 1,190 11.08 6.33 $10.20 $21,210
Flagstaff, AZ 530 9.55 5.45 $9.79 $20,360
Rapid City, SD 500 8.51 4.86 $8.74 $18,170
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 660 6.76 3.86 $10.45 $21,730
Brunswick, GA 240 6.30 3.60 $9.46 $19,680
St. George, UT 280 6.13 3.50 $10.06 $20,920
Santa Fe, NM 360 5.88 3.36 $11.18 $23,260
Sandusky, OH 200 5.81 3.32 $8.43 $17,530
Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL 370 5.47 3.12 $9.33 $19,400