Hotel Manager Salary

The average Hotel Manager in the United States earns approximately $44K annually. Total cash earnings of Hotel Managers range from $23K on the low end to $82K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $44K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Women Hotel Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although two in five lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$26,747 - $80,333
(Median)
$27K
$44K
$80K
MEDIAN: $44,062
10%
50%
90%

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$8.30 - $18.78
(Median)
$8
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$26,747 - $80,333  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,389  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $44,042  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,281  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,276 - $81,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 754
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $18.78  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $26.88  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,389  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,281  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $44,042  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$23,276 - $81,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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Job Description for Hotel Manager

The hotel manager is responsible for all staff on the property of a hotel and must oversee their daily operations to ensure quality. Hotel managers interact directly with department supervisors (housekeeping manager, front desk manager and maintenance manager) on a regular basis to address issues and concerns. The manager must moderate the budget on a regular basis and make sure that each department is sufficiently staffed. Hotel managers are responsible for inspecting rooms for cleanliness and quality control. The food and the property grounds are also to be inspected regularly to make sure that guests receive quality service. The hotel manager is required to follow up directly with any guests who are unhappy with their stay in order to address any areas of concern. Hotel managers also oversee sales and marketing to promote the hotel.

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Hotel Manager Tasks

  • Prepare for and troubleshoot operational and customer service problems.
  • Inspect grounds, food, and rooms to ensure quality of service.
  • Oversee all staff and day-to-day operations, including supervision and the budget.

Common Career Paths for Hotel Manager


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Advancing into a Hotel General Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Hotel Managers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $52K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Hotel Manager


Employees of Extended Stay America Hotels can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $43K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $36K to $65K.


Job skills reported by Hotel Managers are limited. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Operations Management, Customer Service, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Accounting, Sales Management, and Customer Service. Those with knowledge of Customer Service tend to be skilled in Operations Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Hotel Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $37K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $41K. On average, Hotel Managers make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $62K.

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Experience Affects Hotel Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Hotel Manager Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 16%

National Average
$41,000

Operations Management
up arrow 2%


Sales Management
up arrow 6%

Accounting
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 41%
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