Rooms Director Salary
With nearly three-fifths of Rooms Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Rooms Directors is $70K annually and can range from $44K on the lower end to $95K per year near the higher end. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Rooms Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Rooms Directors who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 68 percent. While some workers in this profession — just over one in five — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$46,219 - $88,485|
|Bonus||$1,485 - $17,754|
|Total Pay (||$44,385 - $95,377|
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.Read More...
The room director seeks to improve guest experiences by maintaining and improving rooms, managing large events, and making financial decisions such as adjustments to room rates. The room director is also expected to produce a financial report, manage the budget of the hotel, and present material about the hotel's finances, forecasts, and plans for the future.
Most room directors have at least a bachelor's degree, preferably in business management, hotel management, or a related field, but it is not necessary in all positions. Companies generally require relevant experience, usually at least four years in the industry. The room director usually works exclusively within the hotel and may have their own office. Companies that hire room directors include hotel chains, boutique hotels, and hospitality groups.
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.
Pay by Experience Level for Rooms Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $63K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $70K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Rooms Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $75K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Rooms Directors report making only $69K on average.
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