Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
148k
Average Age
34.9
Estimated Job Growth
−6.91%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$22,547
Average Male Salary
$24,901
Average Female Salary
$21,296

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 $22,547 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks by wage are Parking lot attendants, Personal care aides, and Nonfarm animal caretakers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks are Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI, Spring Valley & Summerlin South PUMA, NV, and Paradise (South) & Enterprise PUMA, NV. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks are Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI, Paradise (South) & Enterprise PUMA, NV, and Navajo Nation PUMA, NM.

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 Travel arrangements & reservation services. Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks are paid most in Pelham Parkway, Morris Park & Laconia PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$22,547
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,288

In 2020, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks earned an average of $22,547, $33,407 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Parking lot attendants make somewhat more than Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks while Nonfarm animal caretakers 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

0.358
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.358, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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

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Industries by Share

148k
2020 Workforce
± 9,428
−2.77%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 9.23%

The number of people employed as Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks has been declining at a rate of −2.77%, from 151,800 people in 2019 to 147,597 people in 2020.

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  91.1%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 2.88% and Restaurants & Food Services with 1.86%.

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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 34.6 and of female Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks is 35.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

51.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,556
96.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,619

65.3% of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

51% of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.5% of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

34.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.53
35.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.13

The median age of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks is 34.9, and Male employees are generally 0.468 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

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, Management of Personnel Resources, and Social Perceptiveness.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks are expected to see a growth of −6.91% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks.
−6.91%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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