Week of March 9, 2020
NOW AVAILABLE! HOSPITALITY BENCHMARK COMPENSATION SURVEY DATA--2019
WageWatch recently published 2019 Hospitality Compensation Survey data, available for purchase in a PDF file. The compensation data is available at the national, regional, state, and city level. A sample of data is inserted below. (To comply with DOJ guidelines, all wage data reported for a geographic group uses data from a minimum of five properties.)

There are two reports, one for Full-Service and one for Select-Service Hospitality properties. There are 240 positions included in the full-service report and 100 for select-service properties.
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