Motel Manager Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Motel Managers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $24K per year. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Motel Managers making up 73 percent. A little less than one-fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one in ten collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$12,338 - $46,334

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$8.07 - $17.51

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$12,338 - $46,334  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,823  
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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$13,485 - $45,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $17.51  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,823  
   
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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$13,485 - $45,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Job Description for Motel Manager

Motel managers are responsible for overseeing day-to-day activities of a motel, as well as supervising personnel and making decisions on financial operations. The breadth and extent of duties for motel managers depends on the size of the business. In smaller motels, there may just be one or two managers who oversee the entire operation of the business, including laundry service, cleaning, repairs, and administrative tasks. In larger motels, there may be a manager in charge of hiring and overseeing assistant manager, who are responsible for supervising more certain aspects of the motel. Assistants are often in charge of one specific area. For example, they could be employed as front office managers, managers of room assignments and reservations, or food and beverage managers.

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Motel Manager Tasks

  • Answer phones and daily communications from customers.
  • Work with housekeeping to keep rooms in clean condition.
  • Manage daily operations of the motel.
  • Respond to guest requests or needs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Motel Manager

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $21K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $25K. On average, Motel Managers make $26K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $27K.

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Experience Affects Motel Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 19% dental benefits Dental: 6%
vision benefits Vision: 3% employee benefits None: 81%
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