Spa Managers

Spa Manager At Front Desk

Spa managers oversee the operations and staff at spa facilities. They plan and direct spa programs and schedules, manage the budget, and hire and supervise employees. They also handle customers' inquiries and maintain client databases. They work in spas that may be stand-alone facilities or facilities found within hotels, resorts, and wellness and fitness centers. According to the International SPA Association, approximately 365,200 people were employed in the U.S. spa industry in May 2017.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Plan and direct the activities, programs, and schedules at spas; hire and manage spa employees; record spa cash flow and maintain budget; oversee maintenance of the facility
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Health
  • Psychology
Experience Two to three years experience; on-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Organized
  • Social
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Spa Business Owner
  • Senior Manager, Director
  • Spa Manager
  • Experienced Spa Attendant