Motel Manager Salary

Motel Managers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $24K annually. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Roughly one in six report receiving medical coverage from their employers and fewer than one in ten collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Motel Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$12,808 - $44,219
(Median)
$13K
$24K
$44K
MEDIAN: $24,386
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$7.35 - $17.51
(Median)
$7
$11
$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$12,808 - $44,219  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
Commission
$2,500  
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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$14,403 - $42,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.35 - $17.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.44  
Overtime
$0.00 - $23.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,534  
   
Commission
$2,500  
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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$14,403 - $42,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Motel Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $23K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $25K. Motel Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $26K. Motel Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $27K.

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Experience Affects Motel Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
medical benefits
Vision: 4%
dental benefits
None: 83%
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