Salary for Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks

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 hospitality and tourism professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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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 most likely earn an average wage of somewhere between 16000 - 24000 based on tenure level. Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks usually get an average wage of Twenty One Thousand Five Hundred dollars annually.

Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks have the highest salaries in Hawaii, where they can earn average pay levels of close to about $33900. People working these jobs can obtain the highest salaries in Educational Services, where they can receive average pay of $27490.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.40 percent nationwide in that time.
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $27,490
Educational Services $24,940
Other Services (except Public Administration) $24,710
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $24,010
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $23,580
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $23,360
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $18,780
Retail Trade $20,450
Accommodation and Food Services $21,340
Health Care and Social Assistance $21,900
Public Administration $22,170
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $23,360