Lodging Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that provides lodging and other accommodations.

Median Annual Wage: $47,680

Education: Bachelor's degree (28%); High school diploma or equivalent (25%); Associate's degree (21%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Related Job Titles: Front Office Manager; Front Desk Manager; Director of Front Office; Hotel Manager; Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper; Resort Manager; Night Manager; Rooms Director

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Lodging Managers.

More Management Careers

  • Greet and register guests.
  • Answer inquiries pertaining to hotel policies and services, and resolve occupants' complaints.
  • Monitor the revenue activity of the hotel or facility.
  • Train staff members.
  • Observe and monitor staff performance to ensure efficient operations and adherence to facility's policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate front-office activities of hotels or motels, and resolve problems.
  • Participate in financial activities, such as the setting of room rates, the establishment of budgets, and the allocation of funds to departments.
  • Collect payments and record data pertaining to funds and expenditures.
  • Manage and maintain temporary or permanent lodging facilities.
  • Provide assistance to staff members by inspecting rooms, setting tables, or doing laundry.
  • Interview and hire applicants.
  • Prepare required paperwork pertaining to departmental functions.
  • Confer and cooperate with other managers to ensure coordination of hotel activities.
  • Assign duties to workers, and schedule shifts.
  • Receive and process advance registration payments, mail letters of confirmation, or return checks when registrations cannot be accepted.
  • Show, rent, or assign accommodations.
  • Arrange telephone answering services, deliver mail and packages, or answer questions regarding locations for eating and entertainment.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for the operation of a department or establishment.
  • Purchase supplies, and arrange for outside services, such as deliveries, laundry, maintenance and repair, and trash collection.
  • Perform marketing and public relations activities.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Lodging Managers.

  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Lodging Managers.

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