Career in Hotel Management

The number of recruitments in hotel and catering industry has increased and this is the golden period for getting employment with the top-notch hotel groups.

Hotel management salary in India for different hospitality industries comes with a lot of perquisites. Some of the common perquisites offered by the top hotel groups in India are –

  • Paid sick leave
  • Cell phone
  • Paid holidays & vacation


Quick Facts

  • There will be a 45% hike in the number of 5-star hotels in the capital city of India within next 2 years, as per the Head of IHM.
  • Other cities like Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore will see a rise of 25% in the hospitality industry.

Star Employers: Hotel Leela Ventures Limited

Top Hotels in India as per salary offered

Some of the top hotels in India paying highest salary are –

  • Hotel Leela Ventures Limited
  • The Taj Group of Hotels
  • Marriott International, Inc.
  • Accor
  • Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Courtyard By Marriott


Popular Designations for Hotel Management Employees

The most popular job designations for a hotel management employee are –

  • Executive Chef
  • General / Operations Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • General Manager, Hotel
  • Duty Manager
  • Assistant Sales Manager

Star Employers: ITC Hotels

Salary Range for Hotel Management Employees in Top Hotels of India

The Taj Group of Hotels
Designation Salary Range
Duty Manager Basic Salary – INR 1,45,969 – INR 4,14,257 per year
Bonus – INR 2,343 – INR 58,620 per year
Total Salary – INR 1,56,332 – INR 4,73,436 per year
General Manager Basic Salary – INR 2,99,406 – INR 20,22,651 per year
Bonus – INR 7,498 – INR 5,58,471 per year
Total Salary – INR 3,28,090 – INR 25,44,519 per year

Executive Chef

Basic Salary – INR 2,59,151 – INR 20,66,914 per year
Bonus – INR 3,096 – INR 2,25,915 per year
Total Salary – INR 2,81,850 – INR 23,94,959 per year
Restaurant Manager Basic Salary – INR 1,51,006 – INR 5,95,976 per year
Bonus – INR 3,725 – INR 97,240 per year
Total Salary – INR 1,66,107 – INR 6,45,641 per year
Marriott International Inc.
Hotel Management Job INR 1,48,380 – INR 27,92,390
Hyatt Hotels
Hotel Management Job INR 3,29,626 – INR 7,07,492
Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group
Hotel Management Job INR 1,91,000 – INR 5,85,000
Hotel Management Job INR 2,39,199 – INR 32,96,572

Median Salary as per Designations in Hotel Industry

Designation Median Salary
Front Office Manager INR 4,95,344
Duty Manager INR 2,49,415
Sous Chef INR 4,79,951
Human Resources (HR) Manager INR 5,40,000
General Manager INR 20,42,000
Food and Beverage Manager INR 10,17,365
Restaurant Manager INR 3,30,000
Executive Chef INR 10,00,000
Housekeeping Assistant INR 1,80,000
Resident Manager INR 11,50,000
Executive Housekeeper INR 10,20,000

Highest Salaries offered to Hotel Management Employees in India (as per City)

  • Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • New Delhi, Delhi
  • Pune, Maharashtra
  • Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Highest Salaries offered to Hotel Management Employees in India (as per State)

  • Maharashtra
  • Delhi
  • Karnataka
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Goa
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Uttar Pradesh

Star Employers: Oberoi Hotels

Growth Opportunity for Hotel Management Career

A career in hotel management is very promising for any aspiring individual. Though the starting salary for a fresher is INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 a month, for management trainees in top hotels, the salary is around INR 20,000. Within a year, the individual can get promoted to supervisory level. Upon reaching the managerial level, a lucrative salary of INR 50,000 per month, along with a number of perquisites is offered. Apart from opting for the top notch hotels, if one goes for the chain of restaurants like KFC, McDonald’s or Pizza Hut, the salary structure can be INR 20,000 at the initial level that goes up to INR 35,000 after several promotions. Hotel Management trainees can also opt for cruise lines or airlines, where the salary at the entry level is INR 25,000, and which goes up to INR 80,000, as per individual skills and experience.

Academic Certifications required for a profession in Hotel Management

For pursuing a career in hotel management, one needs to complete senior secondary from a recognized institute, with a minimum of 50% in aggregate. Eligible candidates need to qualify in a written entrance examination, followed by group discussion and/or personal interview. Upon successful completion of the course, one can opt to join a hospitality sector.

Last Updated: 06/12/2014