What Lodging Managers Do
Lodging managers ensure that guests on vacation or business travel have a pleasant experience at a hotel, motel, or other types of establishment with accommodations. They also ensure that the establishment is run efficiently and profitably.
Because hotels are open 24 hours a day, 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.
How to Become a Lodging
Lodging managers usually take one of three education paths: a bachelor’s degree in hospitality or hotel management, an associate’s degree or a certificate in hotel management, or a high school diploma combined with several years of experience working in a hotel.
The median annual wage for lodging managers was $51,800 in May 2017.
Job Outlook Employment
of lodging managers is projected to grow 4 percent by 2026, slower than the
average for all occupations. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in hotel or
hospitality management are expected to have the best job opportunities.
Applicants can expect strong competition for most jobs.