Hotel, Motel, or Resort Desk Clerk Salary (United States)

A Hotel, Motel, or Resort Desk Clerk earns an average wage of $8.95 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Hotel, Motel, or Resort Desk Clerk Total Pay (?
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$16,839 - $39,266
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MEDIAN: $25,282
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Hotel, Motel, or Resort Desk Clerk Total Pay (?
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$7.49 - $12.09
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$16,839 - $39,266  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $506  
Commission
$305.21 - $2,358  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$15,626 - $26,949  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.49 - $12.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.02 - $3.58  
Overtime
$8.50 - $18.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $506  
   
Commission
$305.21 - $2,358  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$15,626 - $26,949  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,120
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Job Description for Hotel, Motel, or Resort Desk Clerk
One of the first employees that guests meet at a hotel or resort is the desk clerk. The first impression made by the hotel, motel, or resort desk clerk can set the stage for a positive guest experience. For this reason, companies in the hospitality industry look for specific skills when hiring these desk clerks.
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Hotel, Motel, or Resort Desk Clerk Tasks
  • Answer, record and process all guest calls, messages, requests, questions or concerns.
  • Process all payment types such as room charges.
  • Count bank at the beginning and end of shift.
  • Process all guest check-ins by confirming reservations, assigning room and issuing key.
  • Supply guests with directions and information regarding property and local areas of interest.

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Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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New York
up arrow 37%
Atlanta
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Orlando
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Tampa
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Miami
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$19,000
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Experience Affects Hotel, Motel, or Resort Desk Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%
Late-Career
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$19,000

Skills That Affect Hotel, Motel, or Resort Desk Clerk Salaries

National Average
$19,000
Customer Service
up arrow 1%
Customer Relations
up arrow 1%
Typing
up arrow 3%
Auditing
up arrow 6%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 30% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 68%
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