Hotel and motel managers organise and plan the day-to-day operations of a hotel or motel.

Where hotel and motel managers are employed

Hotel or motel managers are employed by hotels, motels, resorts, guesthouses and hostels throughout the country. They may work in privately owned hotels or motels or in companies that operate a chain of establishments.


Full-time hotel and motel managers in South Australia generally earn between $800 and $999 per week.

Graph of pay scales for Hotel and Motel Managers

Job prospects

Job prospects depend on the level of tourism and economic activity. High turnover may provide additional job openings but competition for positions is high.

In 2011 there were 1,397 people employed full-time as hotel and motel managers in South Australia compared with 1,416 in 2006.

How to become one

You can work as a hotel or motel manager without formal qualifications. Skills are usually learnt on-the-job through experience in the hospitality industry. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have hospitality management qualifications or relevant experience.

Entry to the diploma and degree courses usually requires year 12.

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