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Hotel and Motel Managers

Hotel Manager—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Hotel and motel managers, sometimes called lodging managers, are ultimately responsible for the business of running their hotel or motel smoothly and efficiently. Larger establishments may have several managers accountable for different departments. In turn, these departmental managers report to the general manager. The general manager's many duties include managing personnel, financial operations, and promotional activities. There are approximately 35,480 lodging managers in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Hotel/Motel Owner

Hotel Manager

Department Manager

Shift Supervisor

Assistant Manager