Night Auditor Salary
Median pay for Night Auditors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $10.72 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Most Night Auditors are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Night Auditors making up 51 percent of survey respondents. Some workers in this field — a majority — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by nearly two in five and dental plans are enjoyed by close to one-third. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Night Auditor
Night auditors work at the front desk of hotels during the night (or third) shift, so they usually work between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Night auditors generally balance accounting books, complete and transmit daily management accounting reports and supporting documents, and transmit and settle credit card batches. While it is common for night auditors to handle account matters for the hotel, it is not uncommon for them to also handle functions of the front desk staff. They can be found acting as a guest service representative doing room reservations, stocking linens and supplies, delivering notices to guests, answering phone calls, and providing guests with towels, blankets, pillows and other items as needed.Read More...
On a given day, night auditors generally come in on their shifts, assist the front desk staff with anything they may need help with, and review the books. After verifying all transactions, they close the third shift and complete an audit summary for the first and second shifts as well. They must be good with people, able to operate computers, registers and calculators, and have strong telephone and guest relations etiquette and skills. Although higher education degrees are not always required, it is generally preferred that night auditors have some accounting background.
Night Auditor Tasks
- Check guests in and out and process payments.
- Update customers' accounts to reflect daily room rates and other fees incurred.
- Balance and ensure the accuracy of the day's transactions at a hotel.
- Respond to customer needs and answer questions.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Night Auditor
Dominating the field, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn, Marriott International, Inc., and Best Western International, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Night Auditors. Although salaries only range from $20K to just $32K, Doubletree Hotels still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $27K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, and Courtyard by Marriott, where earnings of $24K, $24K, or $23K are standard for Night Auditors.
Salaries are easily beat at Comfort Inn and Suites, where median pay comes to just $19K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $16K and ending at $26K, range in salary is rather small. La Quinta Inns & Suites, Holiday Inn Express and Country Inn & Suites By Carlson are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $19K, $19K, and $20K.
Popular Skills for Night Auditor
Night Auditors seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Bilingual, Bookkeeping, Data Entry, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Systems Computer/Console Operations as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounting and Computer Service also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Auditing are also skilled in Customer Relations.
Pay by Experience Level for Night Auditor
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $22K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $24K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $25K. Night Auditors who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $24K.
Pay Difference by Location
For Night Auditors, location is an influential factor in determining pay. American cities to the east — New York, Philadelphia, and Washington — all offer salaries upward of the national average; in fact, these names represent the highest-paid cities for Night Auditors in the country. Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Tulsa. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Jacksonville and Memphis (10 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).
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