Night Auditor Salary
The average Night Auditor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $10.74 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though the company and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up a slight majority of Night Auditors (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Some workers in this field — a majority — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than a third and dental plans are enjoyed by just under a third. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$18,420 - $43,608|
|Bonus||$9.91 - $1,957|
|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).)
|$17,879 - $30,663|
|Hourly Rate||$8.54 - $14.15|
|Hourly Tips||$0.07 - $1.27|
|Overtime||$12.89 - $21.70|
|Bonus||$9.91 - $1,957|
|Total Pay (||$17,879 - $30,663|
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Night Auditor
Night Auditors fill the offices of leading firms Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, Best Western International, Inc., Marriott International, Inc., and Holiday Inn. Doubletree Hotels pays the most with a median salary of $27K, though there is little variation overall ($20K to $32K). Night Auditors will also find cushy salaries at Marriott International, Inc. (+$24K), Hilton Worldwide (+$23K), and Courtyard by Marriott (+$23K).
La Quinta Inns & Suites offers the least pay with a median salary of $19K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $25K. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Comfort Inn and Suites ($19K), Holiday Inn Express ($20K), and Country Inn & Suites By Carlson ($20K).
Popular Skills for Night Auditor
Night Auditors report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Bilingual, Bookkeeping, Microsoft Excel, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Systems Computer/Console Operations, Computer Service, and Accounting. Those proficient in Auditing are, more often than not, also skilled in Customer Relations.
Pay by Experience Level for Night Auditor
Pay by Experience for a Night Auditor has a positive trend. An entry-level Night Auditor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 722 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Night Auditor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 228 salaries. An experienced Night Auditor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 131 salaries. A Night Auditor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 32 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Night Auditors can earn above-average salaries when they head east to Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, the three most well-paid cities in the country for Night Auditors. Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Tulsa is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Jacksonville and Memphis (11 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).
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