How Much Do Hotel and Resort Clerks Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Hotel, Motel and Resort Desk Clerks

Hotel, Motel and Resort Desk Clerks accommodate hotel, motel, and resort patrons by registering and assigning rooms to guests, issuing room keys or cards, transmitting and receiving messages, keeping records of occupied rooms and guests' accounts, making and confirming reservations, and presenting statements to and collecting payments from departing guests.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$26900 per year
Hourly wage
$13 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$18,950 to $21,690 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$9 to $10 per hour

Entry-level Hotel, Motel and Resort Desk Clerks with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $18,950 to $21,690 per year or $9 to $10 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Hotel, Motel and Resort Desk Clerks to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $18 $36,580
Senior (Top 25%) $15 $30,330
Middle (Mid 50%) $12 $25,490
Junior (Bottom 25%) $10 $21,690
No experience (Bottom 10%) $9 $18,950

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
HI $22 $46,310
DC $20 $41,690
NY $17 $35,670
CA $16 $33,400
MA $16 $32,420
WA $15 $31,690
VT $15 $31,120
CO $15 $31,040
RI $15 $30,580
NV $15 $30,240

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Hotel, Motel and Resort Desk Clerk is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like HI doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at HI might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Hotel and Resort Clerks are in the states of HI, DC, NY, CA and MA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services $34970 $16.81
Civic and Social Organizations $34500 $16.59
Amusement Parks and Arcades $30380 $14.61
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation $30080 $14.46
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $29730 $14.29
Real Estate $29180 $14.03
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries $27920 $13.43
Land Subdivision $27710 $13.32
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps $27450 $13.20
Employment Services $27400 $13.17
Management of Companies and Enterprises $27220 $13.09
Local Government $27060 $13.01
Traveler Accommodation $26760 $12.86
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions $26630 $12.80
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $26560 $12.77
Gambling Industries $26380 $12.68
Office Administrative Services $26350 $12.67
Rooming and Boarding Houses $25390 $12.21
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $25300 $12.16
State Government $24160 $11.61
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