A Bed & Breakfast Manager's Average Salary


Bed-and-breakfast managers control and manage the availability of the facility, from booking rooms to delegating work to prepare the rooms prior to guests' arrival. Bed-and-breakfast facilities are known for personalized service and a guaranteed breakfast after an overnight stay, so the manager is responsible for maintaining the services and personality of the facility. A manager’s salary is influenced by whether the facility is privately owned and where it is located.

Bed & Breakfast Manager's Average Salary

  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics identifies managers working in hotels, motels and other travel accommodations, including bed-and-breakfast facilities, as lodging managers. The average salary for a bed-and-breakfast manager is $26.23 per hour, which is a yearly income of $54,570, according to the bureau's 2010 salary data. Staff who manage privately owned bed-and-breakfast facilities may earn anywhere from $14.16 to $42.27 an hour, the lowest and highest salary information presented by the bureau.

Location of Bed & Breakfast

  • Each state has a different mean average for lodging managers, including those who manage bed-and-breakfast inns. Those in Vermont earn an average of $67,990 a year, which is significantly more than those working in Wyoming, who earn an average of $42,770 in income, according to the bureau's 2010 salary data. Hawaii is a higher-paying state; its travel accommodations businesses, which includes bed-and-breakfast inns, pay their managers an annual average of $72,750 in income.

Local Bed & Breakfast Manager Salary

  • A bed-and-breakfast manager’s salary also varies by county or city within each state. Sandusky, Ohio, managers earn $36,250 in annual income, while those working in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, California, have an approximate income of $43,610, according to the bureau's 2010 salary data. Again, privately owned bed-and-breakfast facilities may pay less than the actual mean averages provided by the bureau, as the owner decides the actual salary for managers and other employees.

Additional Information

  • The bureau explains that bed-and-breakfast managers and self-employed managers, such as those managing and operating an independently owned bed-and-breakfast, may have limited employment opportunities because there are more established chain lodging and hotel options available to travelers. The salary information provided by the bureau may not be accurate for a manager starting his own bed-and-breakfast facility, as revenue from guests may not be guaranteed.


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