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Hotel Manager Salary

Median pay for Hotel Managers in the United States is around $43K per year. Total cash compensation to Hotel Managers approaches anywhere from $24K on the lower end to $84K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $16K from bonuses and upwards of $31K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by career duration and the specific company. While two in five report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. Women make up a slight majority of Hotel Managers (56 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Hotel Managers is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$27,285 - $82,000
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MEDIAN: $43,185
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National Salary Data

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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
$27,285 - $82,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,573  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $31,424  
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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$23,507 - $83,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 732
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.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.27 - $18.17  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $26.60  
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 - $15,573  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $31,424  
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).
)
$23,507 - $83,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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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 usually experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder to upper-level roles like Hotel General Manager. The average pay for a Hotel General Manager is $52K annually.

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Popular Skills for Hotel Manager


Hotel Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Sales Management, Operations Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Accounting and Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Accounting.

Pay by Experience Level for Hotel Manager

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Hotel Managers. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $36K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $41K. Hotel Managers bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $62K on average.

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Experience Affects Hotel Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Hotel Manager Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 16%

Sales Management
up arrow 5%

National Average
$41,000

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Accounting
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 39%