SAM embarked on its first-ever salary survey of the industry. The results might surprise you.
Labor is one of the biggest expenses in the ski business. But just what are resorts paying employees? We asked you to tell us about yourself and your salary to find out—and 613 of you did. One of the biggest surprises is that, despite the industry’s relatively low pay, nearly 4 in 5 respondents plan to stay in the business. It’s not easy to measure the value of having a job you enjoy in a sport you love, but this level of dedication speaks volumes.
No survey can tell the whole story, and this one is no exception. It’s weighted toward the Rockies and the Northeast, and toward larger resorts, for example. Still, it does show some general trends and tendencies in resort pay scales.
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