Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $44K annually. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $53K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($93K annually) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; New York, N.Y. (around $80K), Chicago, Ill. (about $65K), and Washington, DC (approximately $62K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($37K) in Cleveland, Ohio, one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Georgia, where the average salary is $91K per year.
Earning $90K annually on average, Assistant Sales Directors receive the most money, followed by Food and Beverage Directors (around $63K), Hotel General Managers (approximately $60K), and Senior Executive Assistants (about $59K). Earning only $37K on average, Catering Sales Managers make less than most people in the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Hotel Administrators are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $90K per year. On average, salaries rise to $59K annually for accredited Notary Publics. Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group compensates Bachelor of Science in Business Management-holders the most at approximately $105K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Branding; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $100K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Operations Management; close to one-fifth consider it a key competency. Customer Service, Sales Management, and Sales were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
A third of survey participants have paid vacation, and only about 22 percent can take paid time off for illness. A large number of survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For a large number of employees, benefits include health insurance, and a fair number of respondents get dental coverage, too. Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group also dishes out privileges such as a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, free drinks, and tuition reimbursement.