Hotel Manager Salary

Hotel Managers in the United States can expect wages of $46K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Hotel Managers approaches anywhere from $23K on the lower end to $96K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $20K from bonuses and upwards of $19K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though career length and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Some workers in this field — around half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by roughly one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by over a third. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women Hotel Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$25,854 - $96,441
$26K
$46K
$96K
MEDIAN: $45,945
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$8.95 - $20.34
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MEDIAN: $12.37
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$25,854 - $96,441  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,943  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $18,750  
Commission
$2,500  
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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$23,218 - $95,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 404
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$8.95 - $20.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.71  
Overtime
$11.00 - $30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,943  
   
Commission
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $18,750  
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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$23,218 - $95,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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Job Description for Hotel Manager

A hotel manager has a range of supervisory and oversight duties at a hotel. They help to hire, train, and manage staff at the facility and maintain standards for the hotel itself, including maintenance and arranging repairs as necessary. They are also likely to spend time ensuring that bookkeeping is properly maintained, including processing payments and keeping room invoices up-to-date.

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Hotel Manager Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Hotel Manager


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Hotel Managers who move on to become Hotel General Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Hotel General Managers get paid an average of $52K per year.

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Hotel Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Extended Stay America Hotels, where the median salary comes to $43K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($36K) and those starting out ($65K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

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. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $36K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Hotel Managers make a median salary of $50K. 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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,545

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Hotel Managers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 95 percent above the national average. Hotel Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+81 percent), Philadelphia (+56 percent), Miami (+48 percent), and Miami Beach (+47 percent).

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Key Stats for Hotel Manager

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Hotel Manager Salaries

▲49%

▲20%

National Average
$42,000

▼1%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Hotel Manager Salaries

Budget Management
▲36%

National Average
$42,000


Sales Management
▼6%

Human Resources
▼8%


Accounting
▼15%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼16%

Hospitality
▼42%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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