Motel Manager Salary
Those pursuing careers as Motel Managers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $27K per year. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Nearly one in seven report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one-tenth collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Motel Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Motel Managers (64 percent) who took the survey are female. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$15,600 - $41,009|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,152|
|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).)
|$15,371 - $40,966|
|Hourly Rate||$7.13 - $16.49|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,152|
|Total Pay (||$15,371 - $40,966|
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.
Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $25K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $31K. Motel Managers see a median salary of $36K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $29K.
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