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Motel Manager

A Motel Manager is the person in charge of a Motel. This may be a small roadside motel or a larger establishment. Their main duty is to oversee activities and use of the facilities, which involves ensuring the venue is clean and customers are happy.


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Employment Levels

Around 69,100 people are currently employed as Motel Managers in Australia. This is set to increase slightly to 77,100 people by 2019, according to the Department of Employment.

Employment by State

31% of all Motel Managers are employed in NSW. The area with the lowest number of Motel Managers is TAS, with only 1.1%.

Gender Split

This is a very male dominated industry with 67.2% of Motel Managers being male and 32.8% female.

Age Brackets

The most popular age for people working as Motel Managers is 45-54 years old, with 27.1%. A small percentage (4.8%) of people get into this career path older, aged 65 and over. There is also a number of people who enjoy a career as Motel Managers, with 13% aged 55-59.

Hours Worked

Motel Managers work an average of 41 hours a week which is 0.1 hours higher than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The majority of Motel Managers have a Certificate III/IV qualification (24.1%) or are at a Advanced Diploma/Diploma level (21.8%). 74.7% of people have a Cert III or higher, whilst 25.3% have a qualification which is Year 12 or lower.

Motel Manager Duties & Tasks

  • Planning menus in consultation with Chefs
  • Planning and organising special functions
  • Arranging the purchasing and pricing of goods according to budget
  • Maintaining records of stock levels and financial transactions
  • Ensuring dining facilities comply with health regulations and are clean, functional and of suitable appearance
  • Conferring with customers to assess their satisfaction with meals and service
  • Selecting, training and supervising waiting and kitchen staff
  • May take reservations, greet guests and assist in taking orders



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.