Average Front Desk Clerk Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Front Desk Clerk is $10.03.
MEDIAN $10.03
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $14
$12 - $1,919
Profit Sharing
$0 - $250
$242 - $8,759
Total Pay
$16,779 - $31,030

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Job Description for Front Desk Clerk

The top respondents for the job title Front Desk Clerk are from the companies Best Western International, Inc., Holiday Inn Express and Super 8 Motels Worldwide, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Courtyard by Marriott where the average pay is $10.67. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Holiday Inn Express and Quality Inn & Suites, earning around $9.23 and $9.16, respectively. Super 8 Motels Worldwide, Inc. pays the lowest at around $8.22. Days Inn and Hampton Inn also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $8.41 and $8.85, respectively.

Career Paths

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Front Desk Clerk
Front Office Manager
Front Desk Manager
General Manager, Hotel
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Front Desk Clerk

Skills in Data Entry and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Typing, Customer Relations and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Front Desk Clerk

An entry-level Front Desk Clerk with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.57 based on 279 salaries. An early career Front Desk Clerk with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.92 based on 1,114 salaries. A mid-career Front Desk Clerk with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.47 based on 328 salaries. An experienced Front Desk Clerk with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.95 based on 233 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
Employees with Front Desk Clerk in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 38.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (31.1% more) and Chicago, Illinois (30.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

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