Hotel Manager Salary

Hotel Managers in the United States take home approximately $44K annually on average. Final cash compensation to Hotel Managers varies from around $24K to approximately $81K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $45K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by tenure and the individual firm. While some workers in this profession — two in five — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Hotel Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$26,949 - $80,435

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$8.25 - $18.97

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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$26,949 - $80,435  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,170  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $44,698  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,281  
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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$23,529 - $81,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 757
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.25 - $18.97  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $26.95  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,170  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,281  
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).
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$23,529 - $81,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Hotel Manager


Extended Stay America Hotels pays the most with a median salary of $43K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $36K to a high of $65K.


Hotel Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Operations Management, Customer Service, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Accounting, Sales Management, and Customer Service. Customer Service and Operations Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Hotel Manager

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


Hotel Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $37K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $42K. Hotel Managers bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Hotel Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $61K.

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Experience Affects Hotel Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Hotel Manager Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 16%

National Average
$41,000

Operations Management
up arrow 1%


Sales Management
up arrow 6%

Accounting
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 41%
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