When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $16.00 per hour) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Houston, Texas ($12.50), Los Angeles, Calif. ($12.00), and Charlotte, N.C. (about $11.79) are the next top-paying cities. Suffolk, Va. ranks low on the pay scale — at $9.50, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Texas, where pay average out at around $12.67 per hour.
Sales Coordinators are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $12.50 per hour on average; Front Desk Supervisors are next on the list, bringing in close to about $11.98, followed by Line Cooks earning $11.49 and Executive Housekeepers making $11.25. On the lower end are Guest Services Agents at approximately $9.44 on average.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $11.48 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (49 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $10.55 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Technicians receive bigger paychecks (about $16.48 per hour) than those without credentials. Hilton Garden Inn provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate's Degree, Business Management — these employees rake in around $14.00 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Maintenance; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $12.00 per hour. A garden variety skill at Hilton Garden Inn is Customer Service; the larger part of Hilton Garden Inn's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Customer Relations, Microsoft Office, and Auditing.
Benefits and Perks
One-half of workers report contributing to a 401(k). Hilton Garden Inn provides health insurance to the larger part of respondents, and around half of workers do receive dental coverage. Hilton Garden Inn employees also enjoy perks such as free drinks, hotel discounts, tuition reimbursement, 401(a), and food/meal discounts.