Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
224,430 0.9 % $10.46 $21,760 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.89 $8.57 $9.68 $11.56 $14.36
Annual Wage (2) $16,420 $17,830 $20,130 $24,040 $29,860


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 210,910 12.41 $10.43 $21,690
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,640 8.13 $10.24 $21,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,950 0.04 $10.62 $22,080
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,810 0.33 $11.95 $24,860
Employment Services 890 0.03 $10.56 $21,970

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 210,910 12.41 $10.43 $21,690
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,640 8.13 $10.24 $21,300
Rooming and Boarding Houses 370 3.35 $11.23 $23,360
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,810 0.33 $11.95 $24,860
Gambling Industries 330 0.25 $10.93 $22,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Civic and Social Organizations 120 0.03 $13.69 $28,480
Facilities Support Services 150 0.11 $13.22 $27,500
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 460 0.17 $12.54 $26,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 80 (7) $12.50 $25,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises 200 0.01 $12.22 $25,420


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 22,220 1.58 0.90 $11.88 $24,710
Florida 18,330 2.56 1.46 $10.38 $21,590
Texas 17,420 1.69 0.97 $9.21 $19,150
New York 8,630 1.02 0.59 $13.55 $28,190
North Carolina 7,530 1.97 1.13 $10.05 $20,910




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 1,420 5.21 2.98 $9.77 $20,310
Hawaii 2,600 4.51 2.58 $16.71 $34,760
South Dakota 1,740 4.42 2.53 $9.14 $19,010
Montana 1,850 4.36 2.49 $9.55 $19,870
Nevada 4,410 3.96 2.26 $13.58 $28,250




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 2,600 4.51 2.58 $16.71 $34,760
District of Columbia 870 1.35 0.77 $14.79 $30,770
Nevada 4,410 3.96 2.26 $13.58 $28,250
New York 8,630 1.02 0.59 $13.55 $28,190
Massachusetts 3,510 1.11 0.63 $12.85 $26,730





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 4,430 0.88 0.50 $15.99 $33,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,790 1.70 0.97 $9.28 $19,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,670 0.96 0.55 $11.21 $23,310
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,580 1.40 0.80 $9.09 $18,900
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 3,560 3.66 2.09 $10.08 $20,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,450 1.49 0.85 $12.73 $26,480
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,280 0.92 0.52 $11.16 $23,210
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 3,280 4.07 2.33 $14.58 $30,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,880 1.41 0.81 $9.45 $19,660
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,590 2.10 1.20 $11.50 $23,920