Night Auditor Salary
Night Auditors in the United States take home approximately $10.64 per hour on average. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Night Auditors — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Night Auditors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. While the greater part report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and roughly a third have dental, as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took 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
Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Night Auditors include Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Marriott International, Inc., Best Western International, Inc., and Holiday Inn. With a median salary of $27K, Doubletree Hotels offers Night Auditors the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $20K and are capped at $32K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Hilton Worldwide at $25K, Marriott International, Inc. at $24K, and Embassy Suites Hotels, where Night Auditors annually earn $23K.
The consistently lowest paying firm is Comfort Suites Hotel, where the median salary is just $19K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $16K to $33K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Comfort Inn and Suites at $19K, Holiday Inn Express at $20K, and La Quinta Inns & Suites, where $20K is the norm.
Popular Skills for Night Auditor
Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Bilingual, Bookkeeping, Data Entry, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. 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.
Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $22K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $24K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Night Auditors make a median salary of $24K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.
Pay Difference by Location
Night Auditors in search of higher pay head east. New York, Philadelphia, and Washington all offer salaries above the national rate. Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Jacksonville. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Memphis (9 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).