Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks

Accommodate hotel, motel, and resort patrons by registering and assigning rooms to guests, issuing room keys, 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.

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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)
176,140 1.2 % $8.71 $18,110 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.26 $7.22 $8.35 $9.84 $11.49
Annual Wage (2) $13,020 $15,020 $17,370 $20,470 $23,900

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Traveler accommodation 163,670 $8.65 $17,990 1 20
RV parks and recreational camps 2,380 $8.21 $17,080 2 22
Full-service restaurants 2,360 $10.76 $22,380 3 2
Activities related to real estate 1,060 $9.85 $20,490 4 9
Rooming and boarding houses 530 $8.67 $18,030 5 19

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Travel arrangement and reservation services 210 $11.94 $24,840 18 1
Full-service restaurants 2,360 $10.76 $22,380 3 2
General medical and surgical hospitals 60 $10.72 $22,290 22 3
Civic and social organizations 50 $10.55 $21,930 23 4
Offices of real estate agents and brokers 530 $10.44 $21,720 6 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Nevada 4,300 $11.25 $23,390 0.407% 472
Montana 1,530 $7.24 $15,060 0.391% 522
South Dakota 1,410 $7.87 $16,380 0.387% 471
Wyoming 780 $7.85 $16,330 0.325% 418
Alaska 830 $9.45 $19,660 0.290% 422

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Hawaii 1,510 $14.00 $29,120 0.274% 348
New York 5,530 $11.81 $24,570 0.067% 570
District of Columbia 690 $11.80 $24,540 0.116% 359
Nevada 4,300 $11.25 $23,390 0.407% 472
Massachusetts 3,270 $10.51 $21,860 0.102% 599

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Flagstaff, AZ-UT MSA 500 $7.54 $15,670 0.909%
Myrtle Beach, SC MSA 860 $8.85 $18,410 0.854%
Missoula, MT MSA 360 $7.11 $14,800 0.673%
Rapid City, SD MSA 310 $8.01 $16,660 0.617%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 1,100 $9.83 $20,450 0.599%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
New York, NY PMSA 2,280 $16.17 $33,640 0.057%
Honolulu, HI MSA 730 $13.67 $28,420 0.182%
San Francisco, CA PMSA 1,800 $12.37 $25,720 0.181%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 3,550 $11.76 $24,460 0.450%
Stamford-Norwalk, CT PMSA 80 $11.32 $23,540 0.040%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

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(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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