How Much Do Lodging Managers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Lodging Managers

Lodging Managers plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$65270 per year
Hourly wage
$31 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$32,980 to $42,430 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$16 to $20 per hour

Entry-level Lodging Managers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $32,980 to $42,430 per year or $16 to $20 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Lodging Managers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $52 $108,060
Senior (Top 25%) $37 $76,660
Middle (Mid 50%) $27 $56,670
Junior (Bottom 25%) $20 $42,430
No experience (Bottom 10%) $16 $32,980

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $56 $116,140
CO $46 $95,770
NJ $46 $95,290
HI $44 $90,690
NC $43 $88,740
NY $42 $86,810
AK $38 $79,260
NV $37 $77,240
CA $37 $76,520
DE $36 $75,450

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Lodging Manager is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Lodging Managers are in the states of DC, CO, NJ, HI and NC.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Management of Companies and Enterprises $97690 $46.97
Employment Services $82320 $39.58
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $81060 $38.97
Office Administrative Services $78050 $37.52
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries $75030 $36.07
Real Estate $73970 $35.56
Gambling Industries $71590 $34.42
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $71450 $34.35
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services $70080 $33.69
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $69890 $33.60
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly $69710 $33.52
Local Government $65140 $31.32
Traveler Accommodation $63840 $30.69
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps $61860 $29.74
State Government $55380 $26.62
Rooming and Boarding Houses $54790 $26.34
Grantmaking and Giving Services $39490 $18.99

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