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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$22,850
3.41% 10.98%
2016
$22,070
4.67% -
2015
$21,040
2.04% -
2014
$20,610
1.02% -
2013
$20,400
0.29% -
2012
$20,340
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Table 2. Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerk Salary by Industry Sector

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
$26,320
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$26,240
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$24,710
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,350
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$23,920
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$23,910
Educational Services
$23,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$23,320
Manufacturing
$23,000
Federal, State, and Local Government
$23,000
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,780
Retail Trade
$21,990

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 $18,350 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
Hawaii
$44,040
District of Columbia
$31,120
Nevada
$30,010
Alaska
$28,380
California
$27,000
Massachusetts
$26,860
New York
$26,110
Vermont
$26,040
Washington
$25,870
Delaware
$25,870
Colorado
$25,370
North Dakota
$24,750
New Hampshire
$24,630
Wyoming
$24,460
Maryland
$24,320
Virgin Islands
$24,090
Connecticut
$24,040
Oregon
$23,940
Maine
$23,690
New Jersey
$23,690
Arizona
$23,480
Minnesota
$23,310
Rhode Island
$22,900
Nebraska
$22,760
Florida
$22,630
Illinois
$22,460
Montana
$22,290
Utah
$22,200
South Dakota
$21,930
Michigan
$21,690
Pennsylvania
$21,550
Wisconsin
$21,540
Idaho
$21,490
North Carolina
$21,340
New Mexico
$21,220
Iowa
$21,050
Missouri
$20,950
Texas
$20,860
South Carolina
$20,850
Tennessee
$20,440
Virginia
$20,250
Indiana
$20,120
Ohio
$20,110
West Virginia
$19,990
Kansas
$19,930
Louisiana
$19,760
Mississippi
$19,450
Oklahoma
$19,360
Kentucky
$19,290
Georgia
$19,240
Arkansas
$19,230
Guam
$19,040
Alabama
$19,020
Puerto Rico
$18,350



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