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Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerk Salary Information

The salary statistics of hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,470
25th Percentile Wage
$19,190
50th Percentile Wage
$22,070
75th Percentile Wage
$25,750
90th Percentile Wage
$31,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks is $31,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,470. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 82% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201622,0704.67%7.84%
201521,0402.04%-
201420,6101.02%-
201320,4000.29%-
201220,340--

Table 2. Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerk Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks occupations is the health care and social assistance sector with an annual salary $25,400. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $20,350).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Health Care and Social Assistance
$25,400
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,090
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$24,400
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$24,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$24,000
Educational Services
$23,460
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$23,400
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,290
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,000
Federal, State, and Local Government
$21,580
Manufacturing
$20,350

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks by States

From the above tables we note that not only hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,220 to $42,490. The highest paying state for hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $42,490. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,220. For more salary information of hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Hawaii
$42,490
District of Columbia
$33,370
Nevada
$32,480
Alaska
$27,430
Massachusetts
$27,030
California
$26,040
Maine
$24,970
Delaware
$24,880
Vermont
$24,840
New York
$24,690
Maryland
$24,680
North Dakota
$24,460
Washington
$24,380
New Jersey
$23,980
Wyoming
$23,910
Colorado
$23,510
New Hampshire
$23,310
Virgin Islands
$22,890
Connecticut
$22,810
Oregon
$22,790
Rhode Island
$22,730
Nebraska
$22,580
Florida
$22,360
Montana
$22,040
Pennsylvania
$21,970
Minnesota
$21,880
South Dakota
$21,840
Arizona
$21,770
Idaho
$21,470
Iowa
$21,020
Virginia
$21,020
Illinois
$20,700
Wisconsin
$20,590
North Carolina
$20,340
Utah
$20,340
South Carolina
$20,220
Louisiana
$20,180
Michigan
$20,160
Missouri
$19,960
Texas
$19,930
New Mexico
$19,850
Kansas
$19,780
Tennessee
$19,780
Alabama
$19,750
Ohio
$19,630
Georgia
$19,530
West Virginia
$19,400
Indiana
$19,390
Mississippi
$19,230
Oklahoma
$19,020
Guam
$19,010
Kentucky
$18,690
Arkansas
$18,670
Puerto Rico
$18,220


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