Top hospitality employers for hourly benefits

Amber Shiflett |
Categories: Finding a job

Hospitality is a lively industry where no day is ever the same. As cool as these hourly jobs can be, they aren’t known for their high pay and benefits. But don’t worry! There are plenty of hospitality gigs out there that not only pay well, but have awesome benefits for full-time and part-time workers. You just have to know where to look.

If you’re in the market for an entry-level job in hospitality, consider applying with these four companies in the hospitality industry.

1. Marriott

Want to live that suite life? Land a gig with Marriott, one of the consistently best-rated hotel chains for hourly workers. Work in customer service, maintenance, food service and more with Marriott. Depending on your job title, you can earn anywhere from $10 - $25/hour. 

While the pay is good, the great benefits give employees reason to celebrate. You’ll have access to travel perks, like discounted or free rooms for yourself and your family. You’ll also get paid volunteer days, health insurance, a 401k with an employer match and even an on-site daycare at certain locations. 

2. Starbucks

Starbucks pay averages $10 - $15/hour depending on your job and area. They say you can also earn bonuses depending on performance, so that’s an added perk right there!

Now, on top of your hourly salary, you also get sweet, sweet benefits like health coverage, employee assistance programs for mental health counseling and PTO. Starbucks also offers matching on their 401k plan and offers stock options.

We love the Starbucks CUP Fund, which gives financial assistance to employees in financial crisis after the death of a family member or a natural disaster. Starbucks also has a College Achievement Plan through Arizona State University where you can get tuition reimbursement. 

Not too bad for pouring coffee, eh?

3. Royal Caribbean Cruises

Have a blast traveling the world and get paid to do it. Royal Caribbean Cruises has a fun, lively work environment perfect for jetsetters. It’s a little quirky because you’ll live on the cruise ship for a set duration (usually short-term, for 6 months to a year). But hey, you don’t need to pay rent, so that’s a big perk right there. 

As a Royal Caribbean employee, you’ll get healthcare, life insurance and a retirement plan. The neat thing about this hospitality job is that there’s always something fun to do. If you like to stay active when you’re off the clock, a cruise ship is the place to be. You can use guest facilities as well as facilities designed just for crew members. Plus, if there’s room, you can attend onshore excursions for free. 

4. Delta Airlines

If you’ve got the itch to travel to exotic places on a dime, consider working for Delta. Customer service reps start at around $15/hour, but if you’re skilled with technical knowledge, their mechanics earn $49/hour. 

This airline offers sweet perks like discounted flights, 401k contributions, adoption assistance and even an employee scholarship fund. Travel the world, bulk up your retirement fund and even save money on your student loans as a Delta hourly worker. 

The bottom line

Hospitality is a growing industry. There will never be a shortage of jobs in this field, which is a big opportunity for hourly workers searching for employee benefits and wellness programs. Apply to these four hospitality employers to score an awesome benefits package and an amazing job.

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