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Hotel Manager Salary

Median pay for Hotel Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $43K annually. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Hotel Managers — as high as $15K, $44K and $20K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $23K to $81K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by tenure and the specific company. Nearly two in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and just over two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women Hotel Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$26,593 - $80,030
(Median)
$27K
$43K
$80K
MEDIAN: $43,365
10%
50%
90%

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$8.31 - $18.75
(Median)
$8
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
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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
$26,593 - $80,030  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,409  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $44,385  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
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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$23,387 - $81,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 751
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.31 - $18.75  
   
Overtime
$10.06 - $26.80  
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 - $15,409  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $44,385  
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).
)
$23,387 - $81,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146

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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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Hotel Managers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Hotel General Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $52K per year.

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Hotel Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. Competency in Customer Service frequently indicates knowledge of Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Hotel Manager

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


For many Hotel Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $36K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $41K. On average, Hotel Managers make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Hotel Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $62K.

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Experience Affects Hotel Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Hotel Manager Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 17%

National Average
$41,000

Operations Management
up arrow 2%


Sales Management
up arrow 5%

Accounting
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 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: 58% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 41%
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