Career Details

Lodging Managers

Career Overview

Lodging managers ensure that guests on vacation or business travel have a pleasant experience at a hotel, motel, or other types of establishment with accommodations. They also ensure that the establishment is run efficiently and profitably.

Education

Lodging managers usually take one of three education paths: a bachelor’s degree in hospitality or hotel management, an associate’s degree or a certificate in hotel management, or a high school diploma combined with several years of experience working in a hotel.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$30,860 /yr
$53,390 /yr
$102,410 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • Hospitality
  • Public Relations
Future Outlook

Employment of lodging managers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in hotel or hospitality management are expected to have the best job opportunities. Applicants can expect strong competition for most jobs.

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Work Environment

Because hotels are open 24 hours a day, evening and weekend work is common. Most lodging managers work full time and are often on call. The work can be pressure filled and stressful.

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References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

PayScale, Inc.