Hotel Manager Salary

Median pay for Hotel Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $43K annually. Overall incomes of Hotel Managers — including $16K bonuses, $45K profit sharing proceeds, and $20K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $23K and $82K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by career length and the individual firm. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly two in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. Most Hotel Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$26,476 - $80,177
(Median)
$26K
$43K
$80K
MEDIAN: $43,323
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$8.26 - $18.39
(Median)
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$12
$18
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
$26,476 - $80,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,725  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $44,698  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
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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$23,309 - $81,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 743
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.26 - $18.39  
   
Overtime
$10.06 - $26.80  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,725  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $44,698  
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).
)
$23,309 - $81,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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Many Hotel Managers move into a Hotel General Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $52K per year.

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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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. 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Hotel Managers. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $36K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $41K. Hotel Managers see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 51%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Hotel Manager Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 17%

National Average
$41,000

Operations Management
up arrow 2%


Sales Management
up arrow 5%

Accounting
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 40%