Lodging and Hospitality Salary Survey

The Lodging and Hospitality Salary Survey reports compensation data for 138 benchmark jobs related to providing accommodations for travelers and, in some cases, providing meals, laundry services, and recreational facilities. The survey includes hotels, motels, bed-and-breakfast inns, recreational vehicle parks, outdoor adventure retreats, and longer-term lodging such as room and board houses.

The Lodging and Hospitality Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 10 executive and 128 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Advertising Manager
  • Advertising Specialist
  • Arcade Attendant
  • Audiovisual Equipment Operator
  • Baker
  • Baker Helper
  • Hotel Facilities Manager
  • Hotel Front Office Manager
  • Hotel General Manager
  • Hotel Housekeeping Attendant
  • Hotel Laundry Worker
  • Hotel Sales Representative
  • Hotel Supervisor Baggage
  • Housekeeping Director
  • Housekeeping Supervisor
  • HRIS Top Executive
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Advertising Manager
  • Advertising Specialist
  • Arcade Attendant
  • Audiovisual Equipment Operator
  • Baker
  • Baker Helper
  • Barista
  • Bartender
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Benefits Manager
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Building & Grounds Supervisor
  • Busboy/Girl
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Cafeteria Cashier
  • Cafeteria Counter Attendant
  • Carpenter (Gen/Maint)
  • Chauffeur
  • Checkroom Attendant
  • Chef
  • Chef Pastry
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Child Care Worker
  • Coffee Shop Manager
  • Computer Programmer
  • Cook
  • Cook Helper
  • Cosmetologist
  • Counter Attendant
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Digital Strategist
  • Dining Room Attendant
  • Director of Financial Reporting
  • Dishwasher
  • Doorkeeper
  • Employee Communications Supervisor
  • Esthetician
  • Executive Chef (Fine Dining)
  • Executive Chef (Hotel & Restaurant)
  • Executive Secretary
  • Executive Vice President
  • Fast Food Cook
  • Fast Food Manager (Multiple Locations)
  • Fast Food Worker
  • Financial Analyst
  • Florist
  • Food Services Director
  • Food Services Manager (Full Menu)
  • Food Services Manager (Mid-Size Location)
  • Food Services Manager (Small Location)
  • Food Services Supervisor
  • Garde Manger
  • Golf Club Manager
  • Graphic Designer
  • Greenskeeper
  • Groundskeeper
  • Group Sales Representative
  • Hairdresser
  • Host/Hostess Restaurant
  • Hotel Attendant
  • Hotel Clerk
  • Hotel Facilities Manager
  • Hotel Front Office Manager
  • Hotel General Manager
  • Hotel Housekeeping Attendant
  • Hotel Laundry Worker
  • Hotel Sales Representative
  • Hotel Supervisor Baggage
  • Housekeeping Director
  • Housekeeping Supervisor
  • HRIS Top Executive
  • Human Resources Manager
  • HVAC Mechanic
  • Internal Auditor
  • Investigator
  • Investor Relations Manager
  • Janitor
  • Kitchen Helper
  • Lifeguard
  • Linen Room Attendant
  • Locksmith
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Manicurist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Representative
  • Massage Therapist
  • Member Services Manager
  • Parking Attendant
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • PBX Operator Receptionist
  • Plumber
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Receiving Clerk
  • Reservation Clerk
  • Restaurant Assistant Manager
  • Restroom Attendant
  • Retail Sales Clerk
  • Retail Store Assistant Manager (Experience)
  • Retail Store Manager (Experience)
  • Risk Management Manager
  • Room Service Clerk
  • Safety Manager
  • Secretary
  • Security Guard
  • Security Manager
  • Security Officer
  • Short Order Cook
  • Shuttle Driver
  • Sound Controller
  • Sous Chef
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Special Events Manager
  • Specialty Cook
  • Surveillance System Monitor
  • Swimming Pool Servicer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Time Clerk
  • Top Ethics Executive
  • Top Facilities Management Executive
  • Valet Booth Attendant
  • Valet Parking Supervisor
  • Waiter/Waitress
  • Waiter/Waitress Captain
  • Waiters/Waitress' Assistant
  • Web Designer
  • Web Marketing Analyst
  • Wedding Consultant
  • Wine Steward/Stewardess
  • ASHFORD HOSPITALITY PRIME INC
  • BOYD GAMING CORPORATION
  • CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORP
  • CASTLE GROUP INC
  • CENTURY CASINOS INC
  • CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL INC
  • DIAMOND RESORTS INTERNATIONAL INC
  • ELDORADO RESORTS INC
  • EMERALD QUEEN HOTEL & CASINOS
  • HILTON WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS INC
  • MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL INC
  • MARRIOTT VACATIONS WORLDWIDE CORP
  • MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL
  • MORGANS HOTEL GROUP CO
  • PINNACLE ENTERTAINMENT INC
  • RED LION HOTELS CORP
  • RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES INC
  • SOARING EAGLE CASINO & RESORT
  • SODEXO
  • STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE INC
  • ASHFORD HOSPITALITY PRIME INC
  • BOYD GAMING CORPORATION
  • CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORP
  • CASTLE GROUP INC
  • CENTURY CASINOS INC
  • CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL INC
  • DIAMOND RESORTS INTERNATIONAL INC
  • ELDORADO RESORTS INC
  • EMERALD QUEEN HOTEL & CASINOS
  • HILTON WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS INC
  • HYATT HOTELS CORP
  • ISLE OF CAPRI CASINOS INC
  • LA QUINTA HOLDINGS INC
  • LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP
  • MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL INC
  • MARRIOTT VACATIONS WORLDWIDE CORP
  • MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL
  • MORGANS HOTEL GROUP CO
  • PINNACLE ENTERTAINMENT INC
  • RED LION HOTELS CORP
  • RYMAN HOSPITALITY PROPERTIES INC
  • SOARING EAGLE CASINO & RESORT
  • SODEXO
  • STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE INC
  • THE CHRISTIE LODGE
  • WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE
  • WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE CORP
  • WYNN RESORTS LTD

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