Hotel Manager Salary

Hotel Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $44K per year. Final cash compensation to Hotel Managers varies from around $23K to approximately $86K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $46K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, a little over a half do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. The majority of Hotel Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$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 (?
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$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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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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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.


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 pay less than market rate include Customer Relationship Management, Accounting, and Customer Service. Those with knowledge of Customer Service tend to be skilled in Operations Management as well.

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. Hotel Managers bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median 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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