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Motel Manager Salary

Pay for Motel Managers in the United States is very modest at just $24K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to about a sixth, and less than one-tenth earn dental coverage. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Motel Managers making up 74 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,365 - $43,655
(Median)
$12K
$24K
$44K
MEDIAN: $23,828
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50%
90%

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$8.86 - $17.31
(Median)
$8
$11
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$12,365 - $43,655  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,903  
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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$13,802 - $43,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.86 - $17.31  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.24  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,903  
   
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).
)
$13,802 - $43,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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.


For Motel Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $27K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Motel Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 17% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 2% employee benefits None: 83%
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