Pay for Hotel Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $45K per year. With some bonuses approaching $18K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $13K, overall incomes of Hotel Managers spread between $23K and $87K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and experience level. While some workers in this profession — approximately half — do not have any health coverage, approximately one-half do receive medical benefits and two in five have dental insurance. Women Hotel Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Hotel Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$25,297 - $90,374
(Median)
$25K
$45K
$90K
MEDIAN: $45,447
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$8.86 - $20.23
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$8
$12
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$25,297 - $90,374  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,383  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,766  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$23,175 - $86,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 462
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$8.86 - $20.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.29  
Overtime
$11.63 - $29.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,383  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,766  
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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$23,175 - $86,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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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

  • 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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The biggest paychecks can be found at Extended Stay America Hotels — the median salary there is $43K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $36K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $65K.

Pay by Experience Level for Hotel Manager

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


For many Hotel Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $36K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $43K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Hotel Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $56K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,176

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

For Hotel Managers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 91 percent above the national average. Hotel Managers will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+72 percent), Los Angeles (+59 percent), Philadelphia (+58 percent), and Boston (+46 percent). Falling short of the national average by 3 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Seattle.

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Experience Affects Hotel Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Hotel Manager Salaries

Budget Management
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National Average
$41,000

Human Resources
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Sales Management
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Accounting
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Hospitality
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
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: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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