Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $45K per year. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of $53K annually.
Brand Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $85K per year; Hotel General Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $75K, while Hotel Sales Managers and Food and Beverage Directors rank near the top as well (around $69K and $65K, respectively). Among the lower-paid positions at Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group are Assistant Front Office Managers — the median salary for this role approaches $38K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $88K annually) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; New York, N.Y. (around $80K), San Francisco, Calif. ($65K), and Boston, Mass. (about $63K) are the next top-paying cities. Miami, Fla. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $41K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Georgia pays Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group the most — around $87K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $104K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Hotel Administrators with credentials; these people earn $93K per year on average. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management at Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $120K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Leadership; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $96K per year. Operations Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; close to a fifth of Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group's people use it regularly. Customer Service, Project Management, and Budget Management round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
35 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in six workers get sick leave. A fair number of respondents save for retirement through Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group's 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a strong majority of respondents, and a solid majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as a company cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and gym membership.