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Spa Manager

What Do Spa Manager Do?

Career Description Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of a spa facility. Coordinate programs, schedule and direct staff, and oversee financial activities.

Life As a Spa Manager

  • Check spa equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Schedule staff or supervise scheduling.
  • Participate in continuing education classes to maintain current knowledge of industry.
  • Schedule guest appointments.
  • Establish spa budgets and financial goals.
  • Develop staff service or retail goals and guide staff in goal achievement.

What Every Spa Manager Should Know

These are the skills Spa Managers say are the most useful in their careers:

Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.

Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.

Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Management of Personnel Resources: Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Types of Spa Manager Jobs

  • Day Spa Manager
  • Salon Supervisor
  • Spa Supervisor
  • Salon Leader
  • Spa Manager/Esthetician

Job Opportunities for Spa Managers

In the United States, there were 276,100 jobs for Spa Manager in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 14.6% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 40,400 new jobs for Spa Manager by 2026. There will be an estimated 31,600 positions for Spa Manager per year.


The states with the most job growth for Spa Manager are Utah, Colorado, and Arizona. Watch out if you plan on working in Maine, Wyoming, or Alaska. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Do Spa Managers Make A Lot Of Money?

The average yearly salary of a Spa Manager ranges between $24,360 and $63,710.


Spa Managers who work in Hawaii, New York, or New Jersey, make the highest salaries.

How much do Spa Managers make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $35,710
Alaska $45,540
Arizona $39,090
Arkansas $34,010
California $43,620
Colorado $43,130
Connecticut $46,120
Delaware $45,470
District of Columbia $47,850
Florida $43,780
Georgia $39,470
Hawaii $48,910
Idaho $33,750
Illinois $41,120
Indiana $34,420
Iowa $37,960
Kansas $37,920
Kentucky $35,970
Louisiana $36,200
Maine $39,820
Maryland $43,090
Massachusetts $47,390
Michigan $38,170
Minnesota $40,900
Mississippi $32,430
Missouri $38,670
Montana $37,220
Nebraska $37,720
Nevada $40,870
New Hampshire $41,250
New Jersey $45,850
New Mexico $37,130
New York $46,170
North Carolina $40,680
North Dakota $43,990
Ohio $38,800
Oklahoma $32,010
Oregon $38,550
Pennsylvania $40,060
Rhode Island $42,860
South Carolina $39,770
South Dakota $37,410
Tennessee $38,810
Texas $42,240
Utah $33,930
Vermont $45,720
Virginia $44,840
Washington $47,370
West Virginia $32,880
Wisconsin $38,690
Wyoming $39,120

Tools & Technologies Used by Spa Managers

Below is a list of the types of tools and technologies that Spa Managers may use on a daily basis:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Web browser software
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Oracle Taleo
  • Twitter
  • DaySmart Software Salon Iris

How to Become a Spa Manager

Individuals working as a Spa Manager have obtained the following education levels:


What work experience do I need to become a Spa Manager?



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