Hotel Receptionist Salaries - International Comparison

 
Job Description:   The hotel receptionist job includes the following responsibilities: (i) receives and registers guests on arrival at hotels or similar establishments; (ii) controls advance bookings; (iii) forwards incoming mail and messages to guests; (iv) collects payment [9].
 
Methodology:   Unless otherwise indicated, the gross income is obtained from data provided to the International Labour Organization [9] by government agencies (Statistics Canada, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Statistics Finland, etc). The compulsory deductions include income tax, municipal tax, provincial/state income tax, social security (pension plan, medicare), compulsory additional insurance, etc. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and are obtained from income tax calculators [t], social security withholdings, the OECD Tax Database [k], or other sources. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
 
    
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Hotel Receptionist Job Average Salary

Country  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ [a] [d] Notes, Source                                                                               Gross Monthly Job Income Compulsory Deductions Weekly Hours
 
Germany average salary PPP $ 1,961 $ 2,117 Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t]. 2,267 euros 25% 39.0
Australia average income PPP $ 1,796 $ 1,763 May 2004. Normal hours from collective agreements. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 2,833 dollars 18% 38.6
Hong Kong average salary PPP $ 1,739 $ 1,305 Normal hours of work, 2005. Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department, [9]. 10,685 dollars 5% 48.0
Finland average salary PPP $ 1,479 $ 1,766 Normal hours of work, 2004. Women only - men make 2,026 euros per month. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 1,838 euros 25% 37.0
U.S. average salary PPP $ 1,469 $ 1,469 Full-time and part-time employees, all receptionists, 2005. U.S. Department of Labor, [t]. 1,749 dollars 16% 34.2
Korea average salary PPP $ 1,445 $ 1,146 Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. Korea Ministry of Labour, [9]. 1,270,301 wons 8% 41.7
UK median salary PPP $ 1,376 $ 1,597 Employees, 2005. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 1,096 pounds 20% 37.0
Canada average income PPP $ 1,369 $ 1,368 Employees, 2005. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 2,151 dollars 23% 39.4
Italy average salary PPP $ 1,204 $ 1,300 Normal hours of work, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 1,374 euros 24% 40.0
Austria average salary PPP $ 1,010 $ 816 Employees, minimum per month, 2000. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), [9], [t]. 973 euros 20% 40.0
Taiwan average income PPP $ 1,003 $ 537 Full-time and part-time employees, 2004. National Statistics Republic of China, [9]. 18,327 dollars 5% 45.5
Portugal average salary PPP $ 834 $ 669 Employees, 2003. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 640 euros 13% 39.7
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 700 $ 458 Excl. bonuses, 2005. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 14,014 korunas 22% 38.5
Latvia average income PPP $ 662 $ 294 Adult full-time and part-time employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 225 lats 27% 36.4
Philippines average salary PPP $ 653 $ 145 Employees, 2004. National Statistics Office, [9], [t]. 8,754 pesos 10%
Lithuania average salary PPP $ 624 $ 225 Employees, 2000. Women. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 1,089 litas 27% 38.6
Singapore average salary PPP $ 615 $ 564 Employees, private sector, 2004. Ministry of Manpower, [9], [t]. 1,156 dollars 20%
Thailand average salary PPP $ 611 $ 195 Men employees, 2005. Women make 8,157 bahts per month. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 8,334 bahts 6% 50.0
Hungary average salary PPP $ 605 $ 384 Employees, May 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 100,461 forints 24%
Russia average salary PPP $ 594 $ 237 Employees, 2004. Federal State Statistics Office, [9]. 7,631 roubles 13% 39.8
Poland average income PPP $ 593 $ 318 Employees, 2004. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 1,599 zlotys 30% 42.0
Kuwait average income PPP $ 561 $ 701 Women employees, 2004. Kuwait Ministry of Planning, [9]. 200 dinars 0% 56.0
Slovakia average income PPP $ 556 $ 286 Employees, 2004. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k]. 11,440 korunas 22% 34.1
Mexico average income PPP $ 554 $ 355 Employees, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informatica (INEGI), [9], [k]. 3,938 pesos 2% 51.0
Brazil average income PPP $ 490 $ 193 Employees, men, 2001. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 449 reals 10% 43.5
China average salary PPP $ 480 $ 113 Employees, 2005. National Bureau of Statistics of China, [9]. 1,001 yuans 8%
Peru average salary PPP $ 360 $ 155 Employees, June 2002. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informatica, [9]. 548 sols 12%
Romania average salary PPP $ 279 $ 143 Women employees, 2005. Men make 898 new lei per month. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 551 new lei 25% 38.8
 

References

 
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
[t]   Net income from gross income (calculators, tables): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, U.S., Singapore.
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
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