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Lodging Managers Pay Salary

The median annual wage of lodging managers was $46,880 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,460, and the top 10 percent earned more than $87,920.

In May 2010, the median annual wages in industries employing the largest numbers of lodging managers were as follows:

Management of companies and enterprises$64,640
Activities related to real estate56,080
Full-service restaurants46,840
Traveler accommodation46,550
RV (recreational vehicle) parks and recreational camps42,070

Most lodging managers work full time. Because hotels are open around the clock, evening and weekend work is common. Some managers must be on call 24 hours a day.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition