Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks

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Total Workforce

152k

Average Age

35.1

Estimated Job Growth

4.43%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$22,373

Average Male Salary

$23,196

Average Female Salary

$21,849

About

Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks are most often employed by the Traveler accommodation industry. The average yearly wage for Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks was $22,373 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks by wage are Personal care & service workers, all other , Cleaners of vehicles & equipment, and Motor vehicle operators, all other.

Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks are part of the Office & Administrative Support Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers, Switchboard operators, including answering service, Telephone operators, Communications equipment operators, all other, Bill & account collectors, Billing & posting clerks, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, Gaming cage workers, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, Procurement clerks, Tellers, Other financial clerks, Brokerage clerks, Court, municipal, & license clerks, Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks, Customer service representatives, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, File clerks, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, Interviewers, except eligibility & loan, Library assistants, clerical, Loan interviewers & clerks, New accounts clerks, Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping, Receptionists & information clerks, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, Information & record clerks, all other, Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Cargo & freight agents, Couriers & messengers, Dispatchers, Meter readers, utilities, Postal service clerks, Postal service mail carriers, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Production, planning, & expediting clerks, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Stock clerks & order fillers, Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping, Secretaries & administrative assistants, Computer operators, Data entry keyers, Word processors & typists, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Office clerks, general, Office machine operators, except computer, Proofreaders & copy markers, Statistical assistants, and Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers

The top 3 locations that employ the most Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks are Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI, Eagle, Summit, Grand & Jackson Counties PUMA, CO, and Spring Valley & Summerlin South PUMA, NV. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks are Eagle, Summit, Grand & Jackson Counties PUMA, CO, The Dalles City PUMA, OR, and Whitney, Sunrise Manor (South) & Paradise (Northeast) PUMA, NV.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Traveler accommodation is the industry that employs the most Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, by average wage, is Hospitals. Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks are paid most in Orange County (Southeast) PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Eagle, Summit, Grand & Jackson Counties PUMA, CO.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$22,373

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,446

In 2017, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks earned an average of $22,373, $29,692 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Cleaners of vehicles & equipment make somewhat more than Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks while Personal care & service workers, all other make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.317

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.317, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, by number of employees, are Traveler accommodation, Amusement & Recreation, and Restaurants & Food Services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, by average wage, are Hospitals, Amusement & Recreation, and Grocery Stores.

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Industries by Share

152k

2017 Workforce

± 9,573

-2.51%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.07%

The number of people employed as Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks has been declining at a rate of -2.51%, from 156,111 people in 2016 to 152,199 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks employed by various industries. Traveler accommodation employs the largest share of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks at  91.8%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 2.99% and Restaurants & Food Services with 1.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks in the US. The average age of male Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks in the workforce is 33.4 and of female Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks is 36.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks is White.

Gender Composition

59.2k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,972

93k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,485

61.1% of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

65.7% of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.3% of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks.

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Age by Gender

33.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.46

36.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.2

The median age of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks is 35.1, and Male employees are generally 2.77 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks is Business but a relatively high number of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks need many skills, but most especially Service Orientation, Social Perceptiveness, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Social Perceptiveness, and Management of Personnel Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks are expected to see a growth of 4.43% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

4.43%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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