Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (43-4081)

Occupation description:  Accommodate hotel, motel, and resort patrons by registering and assigning rooms to guests, issuing room keys or cards, transmitting and receiving messages, keeping records of occupied rooms and guests' accounts, making and confirming reservations, and presenting statements to and collecting payments from departing guests.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 9601,052 9.656 99164
United States 252,600263,800 4.414,300 25,50040,920

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 11.668.499.46 10.9912.8915.78
Alaska 13.9010.3111.83 13.6515.5818.13
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 14.0011.2612.44 13.7715.2917.79
Fairbanks North Star Borough 14.1710.6311.55 13.8116.4218.54
Southeast Region 13.9910.2111.86 13.6515.4018.55
Balance of State 13.6110.0210.98 13.3815.5417.99

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,428496 34.727.1 20.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation438
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation146
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 1,957
Number of job position postings 180
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 10.9

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training