Motel Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $27K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Just under a fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one-tenth collect dental insurance. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Motel Managers (64 percent) who took the survey are female.

$16,618 - $41,148
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MEDIAN: $27,058
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$7.22 - $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$16,618 - $41,148  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$16,687 - $40,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.22 - $17.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.44  
Overtime
$15.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
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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$16,687 - $40,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Motel Manager

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $25K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $31K. On average, Motel Managers make $33K following one to two decades on the job. Motel Managers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $30K.

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What is it like working as a Motel Manager?

Motel Manager in McCook:
Pros: I like the people that I meet on a daily basis, The fact that the staff is more like a second family to me.
Cons: When the staff thinks work is optional or is unable to make decisions on their own.

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Key Stats for Motel Manager

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Motel Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
dental benefits
None: 82%
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