Hotel Manager Salary

The average Hotel Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $44K annually. In the world of Hotel Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $23K and $86K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $46K, respectively. While career length and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction for Hotel Managers is high. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a little over a half and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. Women make up a slight majority of Hotel Managers (57 percent) survey respondents. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$25,739 - $84,065
(Median)
$26K
$44K
$84K
MEDIAN: $44,210
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$8.39 - $20.03
(Median)
$8
$12
$20
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$25,739 - $84,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,262  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $45,615  
Commission
$7,027  
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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$23,030 - $85,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 834
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$8.39 - $20.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$-0.49 - $26.68  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,262  
   
Commission
$7,027  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $45,615  
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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$23,030 - $85,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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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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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Extended Stay America Hotels does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $43K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $36K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $65K.


Hotel Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Operations Management, Sales Management, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Relationship Management, Accounting, and Customer Service. Experience with Customer Service is often linked with knowledge of Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Hotel Manager

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


Hotel Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $36K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $44K. On average, Hotel Managers make $51K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $62K.

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Experience Affects Hotel Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Hotel Manager Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 14%

National Average
$42,000

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Human Resources
up arrow 7%

Sales Management
up arrow 7%


Accounting
up arrow 15%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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