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Hotel Management Professional Career Information

What a Hotel Management Professional does

Abilities & Traits Required

Does the following describe you?

• Love to meet people and talk to them

• A presentable personality

• Outgoing

• Very organized

• Good at communicating with people

• Cool under pressure

• Tactful

• Armed with a good sense of humor


A diploma or degree in Hotel Management will get you a job as an Executive/Management Trainee in a hotel. This can be done after HSC. Institutes under the National Council offer a three-year diploma while private institutes offer a four-year Bachelor’s programme.

There is a two- hour entrance test consisting of English, reasoning, general science & general knowledge, held around April every year. The test is followed by a group discussion and interview. Academic sessions usually start by July/August.

A diploma after SSC (in Housekeeping/Food craft/Front office) will place you as an Operational Trainee in a hotel.

Alternatively, you can also join a hotel as an apprentice directly after your HSc in any stream.

Some hotels even take graduates in any subject as Executive Trainees. There is scope for MBAs in the marketing, finance and human resources departments.


Just out of college, no experience? You could approach a hotel for a job as Executive Trainee or Management Trainee. After successful completion of training you’ll be absorbed in positions with salaries in the range of Rs 20000-30000 plus perks.

However, in smaller hotels, catering companies, industrial canteens, resorts, guesthouses and restaurants the starting salary may not be as exciting. Just about Rs. 15000 a month.

If you know your spices you could work in the kitchen, where the growth can be very exciting. An Executive Chef in a 5-star hotel earns about Rs 80000 or more per month plus other perks.

If good money is what you are looking at, then Hotel Management is one profession you won't regret choosing. The General Manager of an average hotel earns anything between Rs 45000-65000 a month, while someone working for a five-star hotel could draw upto Rs 50000-90000 or even more.

• Food & Beverage Manager: Rs 25000-35000

• Front Office Manager: Rs 20000-40000

• Lobby managers: Rs 15000-35000

• Executive Chef: Rs 40000-70000

• Senior Chef: Rs 30000-50000

• Demi - chef - de - partie earns about Rs 15000 -20000 per month

• Executive Housekeepers: Rs 14000-40000

• Assistant Housekeeper: Rs 10000-20000

• Pantry Supervisors: Rs 10000-15000

The money in a cruise liner is even more attractive, starting salaries begin at Rs 40000 - 80000 per month, depending on the country and size of operations on the liner. Career mobility is very fast in the hotel industry for dynamic, energetic and diplomatic professionals. Movements up the organizational hierarchy are purely merit-based.

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