The Average Salary of a Hotel Housekeeping Manager

by Rick Suttle

Hotels rely on housekeeping managers to hire, train and schedule work hours for housekeeping employees. Hotel housekeeping managers also order cleaning supplies, soaps and toiletries for hotel rooms and resolve problems with guests. If you want to become a hotel housekeeping manager, you may need a couple years of hotel experience.

Salary and Qualifications

The average annual salary of a hotel housekeeping manager was $41,000 as of 2013, according to the job site Simply Hired. The minimum educational requirement for this job is a high school diploma. Employers may also prefer two or more years of experience in hotels or related industries. Requirements also include are supervisory, communication, decision-making, problem-solving and customer service and computer skills.

Regional Salaries

In 2013, average salaries for hotel housekeeping managers varied the most within the South region, according to Simply Hired, where they earned the lowest salaries of $32,000 in Mississippi and the highest of $64,000 in Washington, D.C. Those in the Northeast made $37,000 to $50,000 per year in Maine and Massachusetts, respectively. If you worked as a hotel housekeeping manager in the Midwest, you'd earn the most in Illinois or Minnesota and the least in South Dakota at $43,000 or $32,000, respectively. In the West, you'd earn average salaries of $46,000 in Alaska or California and $33,000 in Montana, the lowest and highest salaries in that region.

Salary Comparisons - Other Managers

Hotel housekeeping managers earned the lowest salaries among other types of managers in hotels at $41,000, according to Indeed. Human resources managers earned the highest salaries of $109,590 among those listed, according to 2012 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Lodging managers made $54,800 per year, according to the BLS, while food service or restaurant managers earned 52,580 annually.

Job Outlook

The BLS projects only an 8 percent increase in employment for maids and housekeeping cleaners from 2010 to 2020, which is slower than the national average of 14 percent for all occupations. Demand for hotel housekeeping managers may also increase at this below-average clip, since they are hired to manage maids and housekeepers. If you are interested in finding a job as a hotel housekeeping manager, you may find more job opportunities in high-growth areas, where many new hotels are being built.

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