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Hotel Manager Salary in the United States 2024

Hotel Managers are among the highest earners in the hotel industry, given the experience, skill and leadership requirements for the job. Read on to know how much the average Hotel Manager salary is and discover how salaries vary by location, experience and more.

What Is the Average Salary of a Hotel Manager in the United States?

A Hotel Manager in the United States (U.S.) earns an average base salary of $76,790 per year, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Average Hotel Manager Base Salary:
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For a breakdown of the average hourly, weekly and monthly earnings of Hotel Managers, check the table below.

Breakdown Salary
Annual $76,790
Monthly $6,399.17
Weekly $1,476.73
Hourly $36.92

The base salary of a Hotel Manager can range from as low as $39,270 per year to as high as $127,090 per year, with the median salary at $65,360 per year.

[Source: BLS]

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These variations depend on different factors, including work operations, hotel company, sales and profitability and more. Know how much you can make as a Hotel Manager by exploring these factors below.

What Are Some Factors That Can Affect the Salary of a Hotel Manager?

A Hotel Manager’s salary can differ slightly or greatly depending on several factors. It’s important to be aware of these to ensure you’re earning fairly and making informed career decisions. Factors that impact Hotel Manager salaries

Experience

An experienced Hotel Manager is better equipped to manage the front office and coordinate the operations of different departments — sales, budget and accounting, business, food and beverage, housekeeping and staffing.

These top skills and a high sense of responsibility make the employee more valuable to their employer. Those with years of managerial experience can also expect to have a higher chance of getting leadership roles in larger hotels, which typically offer higher compensation.

Education

Although the role of Hotel Manager does not require a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree, further education can demonstrate your knowledge of hospitality and business in general.

Many large hotels and big hospitality companies also require candidates to have at least a bachelor’s degree in hospitality or a related course.

Type of Hotel

A luxury hotel or large resort often offers a higher salary following the complexity and high industry standards a Hotel Manager is responsible for dealing with.In contrast, a smaller, limited-service establishment typically offers lower salaries.

You can also expect more opportunities for career advancement, higher compensation and recognition when you get a job at a prestigious hotel company.

Location

Hotels in metropolitan areas, top destinations or urban states usually pay more, given the higher cost of living and high demand for hotels and hotel management professionals.

How Much Does a Hotel Manager Make Per State?

As mentioned, location, including the state you live in, plays a role in determining your salary as a Hotel Manager.

[Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics]

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For example, Hotel Managers in Hawaii are considered the highest earners, with an average salary of $119,640 per year.

Connecticut and Colorado are second and third, with an average salary of $111,890 and $103,880 per year, respectively.

These three states have a large tourism industry and a high cost of living, which can explain the high average salaries.

How Do I Check My Take-Home Pay by State as a Hotel Manager?

Regardless of your state, use our Paycheck Calculator to find out how much your take-home pay is. Simply input your salary, choose the pay frequency and select your state. This will deduct all local, state and federal taxes and services like Medicare.

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If your gross pay is 0 per in the state of F, your net pay (or take home pay) will be $1,343.17 after tax deductions of 0% (or $ 156.83). Deductions include a total of [1] 0% (or $0.00) for the federal income tax, [2] 0% (or $0.00) for the state income tax, [3] 6.20% (or $0.00) for the social security tax and [4] 1.45% (or $0.00) for Medicare.

The Federal Income Tax is collected by the government and is consistent across all U.S. regions. In contrast, the State Income Tax is levied by the state of residence and work, leading to substantial variations. The Social Security Tax is used to fund Social Security, which benefits retirees, persons with disabilities and survivors of deceased workers. Medicare involves a federal payroll tax designated for the Medicare insurance program. As of 2022, Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Wyoming do not levy a state income tax.

Want to know the average salary for your state? Check out the table below, from highest average salary to lowest.

State Avg. Salary
Alabama $68,090
Alaska $69,880
Arizona $76,750
Arkansas $49,020
California $85,640
Colorado $103,880
Connecticut $111,890
Delaware $79,370
Florida $93,340
Georgia $65,820
Hawaii $119,640
Idaho $68,530
Illinois $69,170
Indiana $58,830
Iowa $59,010
Kansas $67,090
Kentucky $58,720
Louisiana $66,340
Maine $75,830
Maryland $78,520
Massachusetts $98,610
Michigan $69,670
Minnesota $73,050
Mississippi N/A
Missouri $71,380
Montana $63,330
Nebraska $53,960
Nevada $81,330
New Hampshire $71,800
New Jersey $80,100
New Mexico $72,200
New York $95,080
North Carolina $75,470
North Dakota $57,090
Ohio $57,580
Oklahoma $55,020
Oregon $62,360
Pennsylvania $66,250
Rhode Island $85,720
South Carolina $82,880
South Dakota $62,430
Tennessee $63,140
Texas $68,000
Utah $78,490
Vermont $71,840
Virginia $75,860
Washington $78,380
West Virginia $64,240
Wisconsin $63,770
Wyoming $66,330
District of Columbia $100,720

What Are the Best-Paying Cities for Hotel Managers?

Not only can the average Hotel Manager salary differ depending on your state, but it can also vary depending on your city. Here are some of the highest-paying cities for Hotel Managers in the U.S.

Miami

Annual mean wage

$107,590

# of employees

920

New York City

Annual mean wage

$100,890

# of employees

2,560

Chicago

Annual mean wage

$75,180

# of employees

700

Los Angeles

Annual mean wage

$86,390

# of employees

1,750

How Do Hotel Manager Salaries Compare With Hospitality Management Roles?

Below are some hospitality management jobs with salaries so you can compare wages, explore other options and plan accordingly.

All salaries listed in this article follow OysterLink’s salary estimate methodology. 

Hotel Manager Salary FAQs

Check out the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by current and aspiring hotel management professionals.

A Hotel Manager does not typically receive tips, unlike Servers, Hosts/Hostesses and Waiters/Waitresses.

If customers are extremely satisfied with a Hotel Manager’s service, they often choose to write letters of appreciation to management instead of giving tips to the front office.

A Hotel Manager in the U.S. earns an average monthly salary of $6,399.17, amounting to an average annual salary of $76,790.

A Hotel Manager in the lowest 10% of earners has an average salary of less than $39,270 per year.

This group is typically made up of Hotel Managers who work for small establishments and new Hotel Managers with limited job experience or responsibilities.

The job benefits you can get depend on your employer. Some employers offer paid time off (PTO), medical and dental insurance, retirement plans, free shift meals, paid holidays and more.

However, keep in mind that you also have rights like overtime pay and parental leave that your employer should follow. For more information on your legal rights, check out our labor law guides.

Having a degree in hospitality can make you more appealing as a candidate for larger and full-service hotels, which can translate to a higher Hotel Manager pay.

However, remember that managerial experience and skills are more important than education level for this job title.

Knowledge of food and beverage, sales, budgets and housekeeping can also prepare Hotel Managers to be department managers or even Hotel General Managers.