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 annually. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Motel Managers making up 74 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a fifth, and less than one-tenth earn dental coverage. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported.

$12,325 - $46,413
(Median)
$12K
$24K
$46K
MEDIAN: $23,980
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90%

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$8.07 - $17.51
(Median)
$8
$11
$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$12,325 - $46,413  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,911  
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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$13,465 - $46,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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 - $4,911  
   
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).
)
$13,465 - $46,547  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


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 $26K. Motel Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $28K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $26K on average.

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Experience Affects Motel Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

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: 18% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 3% employee benefits None: 82%
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