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Average Salary: $46,810

Expected Lifetime Earnings: $1,954,000

Hotel Manager pay can vary as widely as can hotel quality. Median pay – the number where exactly half of the Hotel Managers in the world earn more than you (jerks!) and half earn less (suckers!) is right around $50,000, which will certainly pay the bills.

Keep in mind that this means managers with little to no experience at smaller hotels may earn a starting salary closer to $28,000. However, managing a large, luxury hotel with hundreds of high-priced rooms can earn you upwards of a hundred grand. If you do really well, you may move up the ranks and actually manage multiple hotels for the same company. These big guns of the hotel world may earn more than $200,000.