Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
224,360 0.9 % $10.16 $21,130 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.48 $8.29 $9.53 $11.45 $14.05
Annual Wage (2) $15,560 $17,240 $19,820 $23,820 $29,220


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Traveler Accommodation 210,090 $10.12 $21,050
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 3,140 $9.83 $20,440
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,170 $10.56 $21,960
Activities Related to Real Estate 1,950 $11.33 $23,560
Lessors of Real Estate 1,090 $10.34 $21,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 30 $12.63 $26,280
Management of Companies and Enterprises 390 $12.44 $25,870
Facilities Support Services 50 $12.01 $24,980
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services 450 $11.92 $24,790
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 640 $11.83 $24,610


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Wyoming 1,440 $9.52 $19,800 5.112
South Dakota 1,950 $8.92 $18,550 4.957
Montana 1,780 $9.23 $19,200 4.118
Hawaii 2,340 $16.30 $33,900 3.985
Nevada 4,550 $13.18 $27,410 3.853

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Hawaii 2,340 $16.30 $33,900 3.985
District of Columbia 780 $14.26 $29,660 1.220
Nevada 4,550 $13.18 $27,410 3.853
New York 7,880 $13.04 $27,110 0.929
Massachusetts 2,980 $12.67 $26,340 0.940


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 1,210 $10.29 $21,390 10.910
Flagstaff, AZ 580 $9.36 $19,470 10.209
Ocean City, NJ 380 $11.53 $23,990 9.935
Brunswick, GA 340 $9.54 $19,840 8.376
Rapid City, SD 460 $8.70 $18,100 7.663

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Honolulu, HI 1,120 $16.46 $34,250 2.600
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,850 $15.28 $31,770 0.760
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,180 $14.62 $30,400 2.214
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 3,300 $14.40 $29,940 3.840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,280 $13.82 $28,750 0.762


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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