Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
243,210 0.8 % $10.87 $22,610 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.21 $8.92 $10.11 $11.88 $14.81
Annual Wage (2) $17,070 $18,550 $21,040 $24,710 $30,800


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 229,620 12.12 $10.84 $22,550
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,770 7.21 $10.70 $22,250
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,500 0.24 $12.00 $24,950
Employment Services 1,180 0.03 $10.20 $21,230
Lessors of Real Estate 1,080 0.19 $11.79 $24,520

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 229,620 12.12 $10.84 $22,550
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,770 7.21 $10.70 $22,250
Rooming and Boarding Houses 510 4.02 $11.44 $23,800
Gambling Industries 750 0.29 $11.21 $23,320
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,500 0.24 $12.00 $24,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $14.00 $29,120
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 440 0.15 $13.53 $28,150
Special Food Services 30 (7) $12.96 $26,950
Civic and Social Organizations 170 0.04 $12.83 $26,690
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 440 0.10 $12.81 $26,650


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 24,620 1.59 0.90 $12.81 $26,640
Texas 19,640 1.70 0.96 $9.65 $20,070
Florida 18,370 2.32 1.31 $10.69 $22,230
New York 10,150 1.13 0.64 $14.16 $29,450
North Carolina 8,440 2.05 1.16 $9.83 $20,440



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 1,750 6.15 3.49 $11.11 $23,100
South Dakota 2,110 5.10 2.89 $10.43 $21,680
Nevada 5,700 4.62 2.62 $13.90 $28,910
North Dakota 1,860 4.16 2.36 $12.24 $25,460
Montana 1,850 4.13 2.34 $10.30 $21,420



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 2,140 3.45 1.96 $18.35 $38,180
District of Columbia 800 1.18 0.67 $16.22 $33,730
New York 10,150 1.13 0.64 $14.16 $29,450
Nevada 5,700 4.62 2.62 $13.90 $28,910
Massachusetts 3,710 1.09 0.62 $13.50 $28,080




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 5,940 0.92 0.52 $16.38 $34,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,280 1.04 0.59 $12.37 $25,730
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 4,240 4.68 2.66 $15.10 $31,410
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 4,190 3.74 2.12 $10.75 $22,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,590 1.54 0.87 $9.81 $20,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,570 1.48 0.84 $12.87 $26,780
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,320 1.13 0.64 $9.58 $19,930
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,260 0.91 0.52 $11.50 $23,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,200 1.29 0.73 $10.02 $20,840
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,820 1.50 0.85 $11.01 $22,900