Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $46K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group employees (30 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn $52K per year on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($96K annually) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; New York, N.Y. ($85K), Washington, DC (approximately $76K), and San Francisco, Calif. (around $51K) are the next top-paying cities. Cleveland, Ohio is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $40K. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Georgia, where the average Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group employee makes approximately $95K per year.
Hotel General Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $90K annually; Banquet Managers, Food and Beverage Directors, and Housekeeping Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $56K, $49K, and $46K, respectively. On the lower end are Hotel Sales Managers at around $36K on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals receive bigger paychecks (approximately $96K per year) than those without credentials. Certified Hotel Administrators with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $90K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) make the most here, hauling in $150K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Marketing Communications; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $82K annually. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just over one in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are Operations Management, Sales Management, and Account Management.
Benefits and Perks
35 percent have paid vacation, and only about one in six respondents can take paid time off for illness. A fair number of survey participants save for retirement through Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group's 401(k) plan. A large number of employees have health insurance, and benefits for a strong majority of workers also include dental insurance. Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group also dishes out privileges such as a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and free drinks.