Career in Hotel Management

"Hotel and Tourism industry has shown the high pace of growth, which increases the employment opportunity in this sector. This article talks about career opportunities and salary 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 about Hotel and Tourism industry

  • 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 1.8 lakh - INR 4.5 lakh per year
Bonus-INR 2,000 - INR 58,000 per year
Total Salary - INR 2 lakh - INR 5 lakh per year
General Manager Basic Salary - INR 3 lakh - INR 20 lakh per year
Bonus-INR 10,000 - INR 5 lakh per year
Total Salary - INR 3.1 lakh - INR 25 lakh per year

Executive Chef

Basic Salary - INR 2.6 lakh - INR 20 lakh per year
Bonus-INR 3,000 - INR 2.25 lakh per year
Total Salary - INR 2.63 lakh - INR 22.25 lakh per year
Restaurant Manager Basic Salary - INR 1.75 lakh - INR 6 lakh per year
Bonus-INR 4,000 - INR 1 lakh per year
Total Salary - INR 1.80 lakh - INR 7 lakh per year
Marriott International Inc.
Designation Salary Range
Hotel Management Job INR 1.75 lakh to INR 27 lakh
Hyatt Hotels
Designation Salary Range
Hotel Management Job INR 3.5 lakh to INR 7 lakh
Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group
Designation Salary Range
Hotel Management Job INR 2 lakh to INR 5.8 lakh
Designation Salary Range
Hotel Management Job INR 2.5 lakh to INR 32 lakh

Median Salary as per Designations in Hotel Industry

Designation Median Salary
Front Office Manager INR 5 lakh
Duty Manager INR 2.5 lakh
Sous Chef INR 4.75 lakh
Human Resources (HR) Manager INR 5.5 lakh
General Manager INR 20 lakh
Food and Beverage Manager INR 10 lakh
Restaurant Manager INR 3.3 lakh
Executive Chef INR 10 lakh
Housekeeping Assistant INR 1.8 lakh
Resident Manager INR 11.5 lakh
Executive Housekeeper INR 10 lakh

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: 12/03/2015