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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$17,670|
|25th Percentile Wage||$19,690|
|50th Percentile Wage||$22,850|
|75th Percentile Wage||$26,810|
|90th Percentile Wage||$32,810|
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 $32,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,670. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 85% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks in 12 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 $26,320. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $21,990).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
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 $18,350 to $44,040. The highest paying state for hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $44,040. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,350. 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|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |