Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks

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Total Workforce

156k

Average Age

34.3

Average Salary

$22,664

Average Male Salary

$25,393

Average Female Salary

$21,237

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 $22,664 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks by wage are Packers & packagers, hand, Home health aides, and Food cooking machine operators & tenders.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks are Osceola County (West) PUMA, FL, Disney-International Drive Region PUMA, FL, and Moanalua to Pearl City PUMA, HI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks are Miami Springs City & Miami International Airport PUMA, FL, Disney-International Drive Region PUMA, FL, and Moanalua to Pearl City PUMA, HI.

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 General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals. Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks are paid most in Maui, Kalawao & Kauai Counties PUMA, HI but are relatively concentrated in Miami Springs City & Miami International Airport PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$22,664

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,102

In 2018, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks earned an average of $22,664, $31,224 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Packers & packagers, hand make somewhat more than Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks while Food cooking machine operators & tenders 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

0.314

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.314, 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

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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Industries by Share

156k

2018 Workforce

± 9,697

2.59%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.62%

The number of people employed as Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks has been growing at a rate of 2.59%, from 152,199 people in 2017 to 156,148 people in 2018.

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  89.7%, followed by Amusement & Recreation with 3.34% and Restaurants & Food Services with 1.9%.

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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 35 and of female Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks is 33.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks is White.

Gender Composition

53.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,684

103k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 7,859

65.7% 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. Other

65.3% of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.5% 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

35

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.49

33.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.07

The median age of Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks is 34.3, and Male employees are generally 1.14 years older 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 Language & Linguistics.

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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