Lodging Managers

General Information


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

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Traveler Accommodation
  • RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises

Job Outlook

Employment of lodging managers is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028. However, expected growth in tourism, travel, and higher occupancy levels will contribute to the need for lodging managers. Some large full-service hotels, including casinos, resorts, and convention hotels that provide a wide range of services to a larger customer base, will continue to generate jobs for experienced managers.

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State-by-state Salary

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Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 71%
  • Less than high school 18%
  • Some college 5%
  • Associate's degree 3%
  • High school 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%


  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Clerical
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Computers and Electronics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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