Hotel manager | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Hotel managers are in charge of the day-to-day running of a hotel.

  • Answer inquiries pertaining to hotel policies and services, and resolve occupants' complaints.  
  • Participate in financial activities, such as the setting of room rates, the establishment of budgets, and the allocation of funds to departments.  
  • Confer and cooperate with other managers to ensure coordination of hotel activities.  
  • Greet and
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Hotel managers typically work around 40 to 42 hours per week.

As a Hotel manager you will typically work evenings / weekends / bank holidays.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
34,991 GBP *
per year
20,000 GBP
60,000 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Hotel manager

Big gender gap
  • 38,558 GBP
  • 31,649 GBP
Average salary for full-time Hotel manager

  • 34,991 GBP
  • 31,649 GBP
  • 38,558 GBP
Salary over time for Hotel manager

Salary for this role has increased over time
  • 30,512 GBP
  • 32,370 GBP
  • 28,747 GBP
  • 31,143 GBP
  • 32,397 GBP
  • 34,214 GBP
  • 34,991 GBP
  • 33,681 GBP

Future outlook for Hotel managers

Balanced outlook
18 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook
1% yearly wage growth (on average)
Very good outlook
36% chance of automation in the future

Hotel manager - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Hotel manager and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

72% of people have a Bachelor's degree

You'll need:

  • persistence and determination
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • customer service skills
  • knowledge of human resources and employment law
  • business management skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

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Things to highlight for your Hotel manager interview

Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Persistence Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. Initiative Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

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