The majority of Rooms Directors in the United States — just over a half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $41K to $96K per year, and the median is $68K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Rooms Directors (66 percent) survey respondents. Although nearly one-fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$43,745 - $88,688
MEDIAN: $67,602

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National Salary Data (?
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$43,745 - $88,688  
$1,505 - $14,426  
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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).
$40,567 - $96,062  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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Job Description for Rooms Director

The room director, also known as the director of rooms, holds a management position that is available at hotels, motels, and other places that offer room and board. The room director is mainly in charge of managing and preparing rooms, and they also oversee guest services. They may be responsible for maintaining the outward appearance of the hotel, inspecting the building(s)' visual appearance, and overseeing room service, housekeeping, and/or other departments within the hotel. The room director manages a group of employees, which includes the front desk employees and housekeeping staff, amongst others. If the general manager is absent, the room director is usually expected to take over their responsibilities.


Rooms Director Tasks

  • Survey lodging rooms and public spaces to ensure proper levels of cleanliness and decorum.
  • Maintain financial records and prepare information for setting room rates and department budgets.
  • Register guests, handle transactions, and resolve related issues.

Common Career Paths for Rooms Director

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Rooms Directors may experience a considerable drop in salary when they transition into an upper level Hotel General Manager position, where pay tends to be around $52K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Rooms Director

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 $59K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $68K. Rooms Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $74K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $67K.

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Experience Affects Rooms Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.


34 %
66 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 21%