From “Ask Kit!”:
Q: I’m about to become a managing innkeeper for a woman who ones the B&B already… what salarie would be appropriate? The in has 12 rooms and 8 cabins and is open 7 months a year (mostly summer and fall).
A: It depends so much on the situation and I don’t have enough detail to give you a thorough answer. Questions I have for you include:
* Are you an experienced innkeeper?
* What responsibility will you have?
* hiring and firing employees
* planning and implementing the marketing plan
* supervising all staff
* maintenance issues
* paying bills
* stocking supplies
* yard work
* taking reservations
* interacting with vendors
* How long is your employment contract for — 7 or 12 months?
Note I didn’t ask you if living on the property was part of your duties. Some owners feel that room and board are part of your compensation as a manager. Having lived on property before I can tell you that room and board is the price for being on call 24 hours a day, not for managing the inn. The inn management, in my opinion, deserves its own compensation, separate from the off-duty responsibilities.
It seems to me that $2,000/month used to be considered the base salary for a managing innkeeper, the salary being adjusted up or down depending on the assigned responsibilities and experience level.