Career Details

General Manager (Hotel)

Career Overview

A general manager of a hotel is responsible for every aspect of food/beverage, human resources, housekeeping, operations, and sales/marketing of the hotel.


A four-year bachelor’s degree in hospitality, management, marketing, or a related field is necessary to obtain this position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$28,000 /yr
$51,000 /yr
$96,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

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

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. There may be strong competition for positions in the most luxurious hotels.

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Work Environment

A hotel manager typically works in a hotel or resort. This type of work may require long hours and working nights and weekends.


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

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