Assistant Sales Directors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $90K annually — though Security Directors, Senior Executive Assistants, and Hotel Sales Managers also do fairly well at $62K, $59K, and $56K, respectively. Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Assistant Front Office Managers (about $40K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $85K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Atlanta, Ga. ($81K), Chicago, Ill. (about $61K), and Washington, DC ($60K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $36K) is Cleveland, Ohio. By state, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group pays its New York employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $80K annually.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $43K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (37 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make about $53K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Hotel Administrator certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $90K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Notary Public is rewarded with median pay of $59K annually. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management at Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group come out on top, and their salaries approach around $105K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Branding among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $100K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group is Operations Management; slightly more than a fifth of employees use it for work. Key skills also include Customer Service, Sales Management, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
The benefits packages at Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group can sometimes lack paid time off; two-fifths of survey participants get paid vacation days, and 23 percent receive paid sick leave. A 401(k) program is available, and most survey participants use it to save for retirement. A solid majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of respondents also include dental insurance. A few more workplace perks are a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, free drinks, and tuition reimbursement.