When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($11.00 per hour) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Woodland, Calif. (about $10.50), Jacksonville, Fla. ($10.50), and Butte, Mont. (around $10.37) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Shelbyville, Ind. — at $7.74, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in New York, where the average Hampton Inn employee makes approximately $10.13 per hour.
The highest average salaries go to Executive Housekeepers, who bring in close to $11.26 per hour, though Front Desk Agents are not far behind at around $10.08 along with Night Auditors ($9.97) and Front Desk Clerks ($8.86). Hotel Housekeeping Aides are among the lowest paid at a median salary of about $8.12.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $9.78 per hour. The largest fraction of Hampton Inn people (58 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $9.19 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Swimming Pool Technicians earn $12.88 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The best paid folks at Hampton Inn have an Associate of Science (AS), earning approximately $13.53 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Maintenance in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $11.79 per hour. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; a majority of Hampton Inn's people use it regularly. Other top skills include Customer Relations, Microsoft Office, and Auditing.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Hampton Inn gives paid vacation days to 19 percent and sick leave to 9 percent. Roughly a fourth of workers save for retirement through Hampton Inn's 401(k) plan. At Hampton Inn, one in four workers have health insurance, and approximately one-fourth of workers have dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to hotel discounts, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and free drinks.