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Top Executive Salary in Sector of Accommodation and Food Services

The salary statistics of top executives in the industry sector of accommodation and food services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare top executive salaries in different industries within the accommodation and food services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Top Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for top executives in the industry sector of accommodation and food services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) top executives is $156,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid top executives is $28,540.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry sector of accommodation and food services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Top Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Accommodation and Food Services Sector

The average salaries of top executives in ten industries in the accommodation and food services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for top executive occupations is the casino hotels industry with an annual salary $135,130. The lowest paying industry is the drinking places (alcoholic beverages) industry (annual salary $54,460). For detailed top executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Casino Hotels
Special Food Services
Traveler Accommodation
Rooming and Boarding Houses
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps
Full-Service Restaurants
Food Services and Drinking Places
Restaurants and Other Eating Places
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


Highest paying industries for top executives.