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Motel Manager Salary

Pay for Motel Managers in the United States is very modest at just $24K per year. Work is enjoyable for Motel Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. About a sixth enjoy medical while less than 10 percent get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to fewer than one in twenty. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$12,634 - $46,931
(Median)
$13K
$24K
$47K
MEDIAN: $24,313
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$8.37 - $17.13
(Median)
$8
$11
$17
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$12,634 - $46,931  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,964  
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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$13,970 - $47,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.37 - $17.13  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,964  
   
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).
)
$13,970 - $47,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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.


Motel Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $22K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $27K. Motel Managers bring in $29K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $33K.

Experience Affects Motel Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 16% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 4% employee benefits None: 84%