Hotel Manager Salary

Median pay for Hotel Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $44K per year. Total incomes of Hotel Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $44K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $23K and $81K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. The majority of Hotel Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — about two in five — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and more than two-fifths have dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$26,934 - $79,703
(Median)
$27K
$44K
$80K
MEDIAN: $43,928
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$8.26 - $18.91
(Median)
$8
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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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
$26,934 - $79,703  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,289  
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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$23,483 - $81,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 756
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
$8.26 - $18.91  
   
Overtime
$9.97 - $26.91  
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 - $15,289  
   
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).
)
$23,483 - $81,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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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 often transition into Hotel General Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Hotel General Managers earn $52K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Hotel Manager


Although Extended Stay America Hotels boasts the highest average salary in town at $43K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $36K or as much as $65K.


Survey results imply that Hotel Managers put a diverse skill set to use. 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. Customer Service and Operations Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Hotel Manager

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


Hotel Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $37K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $42K. Hotel Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $62K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Hotel Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
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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
26%
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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