Rooms Director Salary

Earnings for Rooms Directors in the United States come in at around $65K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Rooms Directors (69 percent) survey respondents are male. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,886 - $87,802
(Median)
$45K
$65K
$88K
MEDIAN: $65,466
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National Salary 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$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$44,886 - $87,802  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,720  
Profit Sharing
$6,000  
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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$45,435 - $94,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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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.

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Rooms Director Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Rooms Director


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Rooms Directors may experience a deep cut in pay as they move into an upper-level role like Hotel General Manager. That position usually brings in $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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $59K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $67K. Rooms Directors see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $75K.

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Experience Affects Rooms Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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