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Hotel Management Schools

As a professor or instructor of hotel management classes at one of the 197 accredited hotel management schools in the country, you play a key role in shaping the education, and, in effect, the future of this growing field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in hotel management, which encompasses hotel management training at the following levels:

  • Hotel Management Certificate
  • Associates degree in Hotel Management
  • Bachelors degree in Hotel Management
  • Masters degree in Hotel Management
  • PhD degree in Hotel Management


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Hotel management professionals

31,300 31,890 32,460 31,660 29,920
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

There were 29,920 hotel management professionals working in the US in 2010. Over the course of the past 4 years, this number has shrunk by 4%.

And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%. This trend is expected to continue over the next 7 years.

National Salary percentiles for Hotel management professionals

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The median yearly salary earned by hotel management professionals, in 2010, was $46,880. The national median salary for all professions, was $68,155 in the same year. Thus, the median yearly salary for hotel management professionals in the US was 20% less than the national median salary for all professions.

National Median Salary Growth For Hotel Management

$42,320 $44,240 $45,800 $46,300 $46,880
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Hotel management professionals' salaries have seen a 11% growth from the year 2006 to the year 2010.

Educational Trends

National Hotel Management Student enrollment growth by degree

1,957 1,957 2,092 2,103 940
1,839 1,971 2,089 2,307 2,013
6 7 7 8 7
161 109 132 120 143
860 955 843 1,099 545
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Hotel Management
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Management
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Hotel Management
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Hotel Management
  • Grey: Certificate in Hotel Management

The career outlook for hotel management professionals is showing a rapid change. And, on the educational front, the story is similar. In the year 2006 there were 4,823 students who graduated from hotel management degree programs across the country, while in the year 2010, there were 3,648 students graduating from hotel management schools.

This represents a 24% change in the number of graduates. The growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general has been 12% from 2006 to 2010. Thus, the decline in the number of students graduating from hotel management courses is greater than the change in the number of students graduating in all disciplines in the US.

Hotel Management Programs offered Nationwide


It is interesting to note that as student graduation is down, the number of schools offering hotel management programs has also decreased. There were 282 hotel management schools across the country in 2006. And there were 197 schools in 2010.

Hotel Management Faculty Salaries

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