Lodging, such as hotels and resorts, is one of the largest employers in the hospitality management industry. There are many routes you can take within the lodging industry including guests services, housekeeping, general hotel, human resource and sales management. The size and type of lodging may determine how much experience and education is needed to obtain a management position. For example, a large well known luxury hotel chain with over 300 rooms may require at least five years of experience, and at least a Bachelor’s degree. A small motel brand with less than 60 rooms may require only one or two years of experience and a high school diploma. People working in lodging management positions can expect to make approximately $26,000 to $149,465 a year, with higher salaries being reserved for hotel general managers.