When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($17.69 per hour) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio ($15.00), Jacksonville, Fla. (approximately $11.79), and Butte, Mont. ($10.49) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Wichita, Kan. — at about $8.55, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Hampton Inn employees make the most in New York, earning around $11.74 per hour on average.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Executive Housekeepers, Hotel Night Auditors, Front Desk Agents, and Night Auditors; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $11.34 per hour, the other salaries come in at $10.13, around $10.13, and $9.99, respectively. Hotel Housekeeping Aides are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $8.49.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of about $10.38 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Hampton Inn employees (57 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn approximately $9.65 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $14.36 per hour for Certified Pool Operators, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Employees who have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) make the most here, hauling in around $16.00 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Maintenance; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $11.79 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; the larger part of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Customer Relations, Microsoft Office, and Auditing.
Benefits and Perks
Only 18 percent at Hampton Inn enjoy paid vacation time, and just five percent of workers can take sick leave. About a fourth of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Over a third of workers have health insurance, and benefits for slightly less than a third of workers also include dental insurance. Privileges also include hotel discounts, a casual working environment, free drinks, and flexible hours.