Human Resources Directors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $108K annually — though Assistant Directors of Human Resources, Directors of Revenue Management, and Food and Beverage Directors also do fairly well at $75K, around $68K, and approximately $66K, respectively. On the lower end are Assistant Front Office Managers at $49K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($75K per year) can be spotted in Austin, Texas; Washington, DC ($70K), San Francisco, Calif. (around $65K), and San Jose, Calif. (about $56K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $50K) is Seattle, Wash. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $78K annually) in Arizona.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $60K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average about $54K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Senior Human Resources Professionals, who make $108K per year. On average, salaries rise to $75K annually for accredited Human Resources Professionals. Fairmont Hotels and Resorts workers who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) are also well compensated, earning approximately $66K on average.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Recruiting; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $76K per year. People Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; between a fifth and a fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Operations Management, Leadership, and Scheduling.
Benefits and Perks
Most employees plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Fairmont Hotels and Resorts provides health insurance to most workers, and a strong majority of respondents do receive dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, relocation expenses, a subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.