Salary for Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks

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Also known as:  Assistant Innkeeper, Hotel Desk Clerk, Hotel Front Desk Clerk, Hotel Registration Clerk, Motel Clerk, Motel Front Desk Attendant, Resort Desk Clerk helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Hotel and motel, and resort desk clerks work inside of hotels, motels and resorts assisting customers make reservations, pay for rooms and tend to their needs during their stay. Clerks register and assign room to guests checking in, keep records of rooms that are being occupied, making and confirming room reservations, and providing credit card and checkout statements to guests who are departing. Clerks will issue keys and perform various bookkeeping activities throughout the day working as a hotel and motel desk clerk. A 40-hour shift is typical, with a high school diploma relevant education to pursue a job in this field.

A Hotel, Motel, or Resort Desk Clerk will normally get an average wage ranging between $18,950 to $36,580 based on tenure level. usually receive a salary of twenty-six thousand nine hundred dollars per annum.

receive the highest compensation in Hawaii, which has wages of close to $46,310. Professionals that work in these jobs obtain the highest pay in Health Care and Social Assistance, which has a compensation of $34,270.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 44.86 percent nationwide in that time.


Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Transportation and Warehousing
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Educational Services
Public Administration
Accommodation and Food Services
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
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