When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $18.49 per hour) can be spotted in Carlsbad, Calif.; Rochester, N.Y. (around $13.00), Houston, Texas ($12.50), and Tallahassee, Fla. ($11.00) are the next top-paying cities. Atlanta, Ga. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $10.13. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Texas; pay there average to $12.75 per hour.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $11.48 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (50 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $10.69 per hour on average.
Bringing in the most money are Executive Housekeepers — their earnings average $13.00 per hour. Front Desk Supervisors are a close second at about $11.89 along with Line Cooks (approximately $11.79) and Sales Coordinators (around $11.19). Front Desk Agents are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $10.34.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Technician certainly has its perks — salaries approach $17.00 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. At Hilton Garden Inn, employees who hold an Associate's Degree, Business Management receive the highest pay at about $14.00.
Employees who count Training among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $11.72 per hour. Customer Service is regularly seen around here; the greater part of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Customer Relations, Microsoft Office, and Auditing were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
More than two-fifths of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. For the larger part of workers, benefits include health insurance, and roughly one-half of workers get dental coverage, too. Privileges also include free drinks, tuition reimbursement, hotel discounts, food/meal discounts, and 401(a).