Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for front desk clerks in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 151,288 front desk clerks currently employed in the United States.
  • 75.8% of all front desk clerks are women, while 24.2% are men.
  • The average age of an employed front desk clerk is 36 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of front desk clerks is White (51.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (20.3%), Black or African American (10.9%) and Asian (9.4%).
  • Front desk clerks are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $33,840, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 99% of what men earned.
  • California is the best state for front desk clerks to live.
  • Front desk clerks are 69% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.

Front Desk Clerk Statistics By Gender

75.8% of front desk clerks are women and 24.2% of front desk clerks are men.

  • Female, 75.8%
  • Male, 24.2%

Front Desk Clerks By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female75.8%
Male24.2%

Gender Pay Gap For Front Desk Clerk

Women Earn 99¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$26,949
female-income
Female Income
$26,711

Front Desk Clerk Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the front desk clerk position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Front Desk Clerk Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201022.97%77.03%
201125.58%74.42%
201226.06%73.94%
201325.21%74.79%
201424.76%75.24%
201525.57%74.43%
201622.57%77.43%
201729.32%70.68%
201826.81%73.19%
201923.95%76.05%
202027.92%72.08%
202124.20%75.80%

Front Desk Clerk Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, technical service advisor and courtesy associate have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Loan Secretary4%96%
Dental Receptionist5%95%
Receptionist Secretary6%94%
Front Desk Clerk24%76%
Lead Ramp Agent86%14%
Courtesy Associate88%12%
Technical Service Advisor89%11%

Front Desk Clerk Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among front desk clerks is White, which makes up 51.7% of all front desk clerks. Comparatively, there are 20.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 51.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 20.3%
  • Black or African American, 10.9%
  • Asian, 9.4%
  • Unknown, 6.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.2%

Front Desk Clerk Race

Front Desk Clerk RacePercentages
White51.7%
Hispanic or Latino20.3%
Black or African American10.9%
Asian9.4%
Unknown6.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native1.2%

Front Desk Clerk Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among front desk clerks.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Front Desk Clerk Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201060.80%12.12%6.15%18.30%
201160.32%12.64%7.62%16.78%
201261.03%11.28%5.83%18.42%
201360.91%12.28%4.94%18.84%
201460.10%12.39%6.17%17.99%
201558.66%13.04%6.94%18.74%
201657.51%13.16%6.78%19.04%
201756.90%12.75%6.80%20.83%
201857.90%12.37%6.03%21.10%
201955.82%12.75%8.13%19.59%
202054.88%11.15%7.34%22.49%
202151.70%10.86%9.41%20.25%

Front Desk Clerk Wage Gap By Race

Asian front desk clerks have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american front desk clerks have the lowest average salary at $26,614.
$29,000
$28,000
$27,000
$26,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$26,947
White$26,642
Black or African American$26,614
Asian$27,646
Hispanic or Latino$26,911

Average Age of a Front Desk Clerk

We determined the average age of front desk clerks based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Front Desk Clerk Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American30.533.5
Unknown3345
Asian3738
Hispanic or Latino30.527
White3036.5
American Indian and Alaska Native42

Front Desk Clerk Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of front desk clerk employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of front desk clerks is 40+ years old, which represents 38% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Front Desk Clerk Age

Front Desk Clerk YearsPercentages
40+ years38%
30-40 years25%
20-30 years35%

Types of Front Desk Clerk Degree Levels

The most common degree for front desk clerks is high school diploma 35% of front desk clerks earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 26% and rounding it off is associate degree with 22%.

  • High School Diploma, 35%
  • Bachelors, 26%
  • Associate, 22%
  • Diploma, 9%
  • Other Degrees, 8%

Front Desk Clerks By Education

Front Desk Clerk DegreePercentages
High School Diploma35%
Bachelors26%
Associate22%
Diploma9%
Other Degrees8%

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Front Desk Clerk Wage Gap By Education

Front desk clerks with a Associate degree earn more than those without, at $27,267 annually. With a Bachelors degree, front desk clerks earn a median annual income of $27,223 compared to $26,894 for front desk clerks with an High School Diploma degree.
$28,000
$27,000
$26,000
High School Diploma or Less
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$26,894
Bachelor's Degree$27,223
Some College/ Associate Degree$27,267

Front Desk Clerk Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where front desk clerks work. We found most front desk clerks work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most front desk clerks is the hospitality industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire front desk clerks.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Front Desk Clerk Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees6%
50 - 100 employees22%
100 - 500 employees19%
500 - 1,000 employees7%
1,000 - 10,000 employees24%
> 10,000 employees22%

The Types Of Companies Front Desk Clerk Work In

Employees with the front desk clerk job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most front desk clerks prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Front Desk Clerk Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education4%
Public24%
Private69%
Government2%

Top Industries Hiring Front Desk Clerks

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ front desk clerks. Those industries include hospitality, health care and retail.

Hospitality

Health Care

Fortune 500

Retail

Professional

Front Desk Clerk Turnover And Employment Statistics

Front Desk Clerk Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of front desk clerks changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Front Desk Clerk Unemployment Rate By Year

YearFront Desk Clerk Unemployment Rate
201011.56%
201110.81%
20129.63%
201310.19%
20147.79%
20158.09%
20166.06%
20176.31%
20185.47%
20195.37%
202010.68%
202111.49%

The Average Number of Years That Front Desk Clerk Stay in a Job

By looking over 81,854 front desk clerks resumes, we figured out that the average front desk clerk enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 37%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Front Desk Clerk Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year36%
1-2 years37%
3-4 years12%
5-7 years10%
8-10 years3%
11+ years3%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Front Desk Clerks with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to front desk clerks.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Eligibility Worker6.73%19,954
Membership Associate7.19%43,299
Document Clerk8.60%99,244
Credit Investigator8.99%9,442
Periodicals Clerk11.16%66,332
Front Desk Clerk12.65%-
Staffing Assistant15.31%20,939

Front Desk Clerk LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Eligibility Worker6.73%19,954
Membership Associate7.19%43,299
Document Clerk8.60%99,244
Credit Investigator8.99%9,442
Periodicals Clerk11.16%66,332
Staffing Assistant15.31%20,939

Foreign Languages Spoken By Front Desk Clerks

The most common foreign language among front desk clerks is Spanish at 71.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 5.6% and German is the third-most popular at 2.6%.

  • Spanish, 71.7%
  • French, 5.6%
  • German, 2.6%
  • Japanese, 2.2%
  • Portuguese, 2.1%
  • Other, 15.8%

Front Desk Clerk Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish71.7%
French5.6%
German2.6%
Japanese2.2%
Portuguese2.1%
Other15.8%

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Front Desk Clerk Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a front desk clerk can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of front desk clerks is $28,534. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Front Desk Clerks Earn The Most?

Front desk clerks earn the most in Hawaii, where the average front desk clerk salary is $34,069. The map here shows where front desk clerks earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Front Desk Clerks?

By looking through more than 81,854 resumes, we found that the most popular places for front desk clerks are New York, NY and Houston, TX.

Number of Front Desk Clerks

Number Of Front Desk Clerk Jobs By State

Where Are Front Desk Clerks In High Demand?

Front desk clerks are in high demand in New York, NY. There are currently 23 job openings for front desk clerks here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country front desk clerks are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Front Desk Clerk Demographics FAQs

What Percentage Of Front Desk Clerks Are Female?

75.2% of front desk clerks are female in the United States. This is 2.9 percentage points higher than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female front desk clerks has decreased by -1.0 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 138,330 female front desk clerks in the U.S. and 45,620 male front desk clerks in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 183,950 people with the specific job title of front desk clerk and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

How Many Front Desk Clerk Are There In The Us?

There are over 151,288 Front Desk Clerks in the United States.

What Percentage Of Front Desk Clerks Are Black?

10.9% of Front Desk Clerks are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Front Desk Clerks?

Most a are White, with 51.7% of Front Desk Clerks belonging to this ethnicity. 20.3% of Front Desk Clerks are Hispanic or Latino, 10.9% of Front Desk Clerks are Black or African American, 9.4% of Front Desk Clerks are Asian, 6.5% of Front Desk Clerks are Unknown, and 1.2% of Front Desk Clerks are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Front Desk Clerk Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Front Desk Clerk jobs are not male - dominated. 75% of Front Desk Clerks are female, and 24% are male, so there are more female Front Desk Clerks than male Front Desk Clerks in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Front Desk Clerk?

The average Front Desk Clerk is 37 years old. 38% of Front Desk Clerks are 40+ years old or older, 25% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 35% are between 20-30 years old

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