According to About.com, a hotel or motel manager makes anywhere from $20,000 to $60,000 or more annually as of 2014. This is determined by the position, education level and experience of the employee in question.
About.com notes that hotel/motel managers are generally responsible for performing multiple tasks. These tasks include, but are not limited to: managing the building's financial matters, maintaining their company/building's status in the market and any other jobs that may depend on the position that the manager is in. A unique thing about the hotel manager occupation is that its outlook is largely influenced by the state of the economy. Also, the income amount for this occupation is likely affected largely by the location of the building in which the employee is located in. This means that a hotel/motel manager living in Montana probably makes considerably less money than someone on the East coast.