Spa Managers


Spa Managers


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 Statista, approximately 377,900 people were employed in the U.S. spa industry in May 2019.

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree



Two to three years experience



Business Management


Personality Traits



Spa managers employed in the United States in July 2020 earned a median annual salary of about $42,313, according to The lowest paid 10 percent averaged $31,000 or less and the top paid 10 percent averaged $60,000 or more. The top-paying cities were New York and Washington, D.C.

Employees of spas are likely to receive better benefits than many of their counterparts in the c...

Work Environment

Working among vacationers in a sunny, scenic part of the world can be very enjoyable. Most spa managers work in clean, well-decorated, temperature-controlled buildings, with soothing music piped through the speaker systems. There may be fresh fruit, tea, and other refreshments readily available.

Spa managers coordinate the spa facilities' operations and the staff, so in spite of the rela...


The International Spa Association reports that spa visits are on the rise in the United States, with clients making about 190 million spa visits in 2019, up from 180 million visits in 2017. The growth in this field can be attributed to increased appreciation for the benefits of spa visits, the increased number of day spas, and increased popularity of spas among men. Many spas are adding treatme...

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