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Lodging Managers

Lodging Managers
Quick Facts : Lodging Managers*
2010 Median Pay$46,880
Entry Level EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 201251,400
Job Outlook8% (Slower than average)
Employment Change4,300

Lodging managers are in charge of making sure that guests staying at their establishments enjoy all aspects of their experience.

What Lodging Managers Do

  • Ensure that standards for guest service, décor, housekeeping, and food quality are met
  • Keep track of how much money the hotel or lodging facility is making
  • Monitor staff performance to ensure that guests are happy and the hotel is well run
  • Coordinate front-office activities of hotels or motels and resolve problems
  • Set room rates and budgets, approve expenditures, and allocate funds to various departments

Work Environment

Because hotels are open around the clock, 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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Job Outlook

Employment of lodging managers is expected to increase 8 percent from 2010 to 2020 with expected growth in tourism and travel.
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The average salary of lodging managers was $46,880 in May 2010.
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Becoming a Lodging Managers

Most large, full-service hotels require applicants to have a bachelor's degree. Smaller hotels generally look for applicants with an associate's degree or certificate in hotel management or operations. Some applicants may qualify with adequate experience working at a hotel.
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