Motel Manager Salary
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. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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.Read More...
Generally speaking, motel managers work indoors and are required to use a computer, although some businesses may still use booking systems that pre-date computers. Their job requires good interpersonal skills, as they must provide welcoming customer service to their guests. They usually work eight-hour shifts during the day, but this can vary greatly, as some motels will keep reception open for 24 hours, which requires a manager to work long hours at night.
No certification or licensing is required for motel managers. However, employers often prefer three years of management experience in a similar environment and an associate's degree in a field relating to management or business.
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.