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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in Argentina 2022

How much money does a person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering make in Argentina?

Average Monthly Salary
30,100 ARS
( 361,000 ARS yearly)


A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Argentina typically earns around 30,100 ARS per month. Salaries range from 11,400 ARS (lowest average) to 84,000 ARS (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder19,500 ARS
Assistant Executive Housekeeper13,600 ARS
Assistant Food and Beverage Director57,800 ARS
Assistant Hospitality Manager62,400 ARS
Assistant Storekeeper13,100 ARS
Assistant Tour Manager30,700 ARS
Baker and Pastrycook16,700 ARS
Bakery Manager35,700 ARS
Bakery Superintendent21,900 ARS
Banquet Manager23,500 ARS
Banquet Server14,700 ARS
Bar Attendant14,900 ARS
Bar Manager30,600 ARS
Bar Supervisor21,300 ARS
Barista18,400 ARS
Bartender17,800 ARS
Bellman14,700 ARS
Beverage Manager36,700 ARS
Bistro Attendant15,300 ARS
Buffet Chef26,900 ARS
Buffet Host15,100 ARS
Buffet Manager33,900 ARS
Butcher and Slaughterer12,900 ARS
Cafeteria Manager29,600 ARS
Cake Decorator18,200 ARS
Casino Shift Manager54,600 ARS
Chain Store Customer Support23,800 ARS
Chef27,600 ARS
Club Manager54,700 ARS
Cluster Director72,800 ARS
Cluster Revenue Manager52,100 ARS
Cocktail Server15,900 ARS
Coffee Shop Manager50,400 ARS
Concierge14,800 ARS
Confectionery Baker18,200 ARS
Conference Services Manager33,900 ARS
Cook25,200 ARS
Corporate Sous Chef42,000 ARS
Corporate Travel Consultant40,300 ARS
Croupier20,700 ARS
Culinary Assistant13,700 ARS
Culinary Associate13,800 ARS
Dietary Aide30,600 ARS
Dining Room Supervisor27,400 ARS
Dishwasher12,400 ARS
Duty Manager36,400 ARS
Events Coordinator23,300 ARS
Executive Chef32,600 ARS
Executive Pastry Chef26,600 ARS
Fast Food Cook24,000 ARS
Fast Food Shift Supervisor26,000 ARS
Fine Dining Cook42,800 ARS
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef41,200 ARS
Fleet Manager69,200 ARS
Food and Beverage Manager56,400 ARS
Food Consultant46,900 ARS
Food Safety Coordinator34,900 ARS
Food Server14,100 ARS
Food Service Director53,600 ARS
Food Service Manager60,800 ARS
Food Service Sales35,000 ARS
Food Service Worker15,000 ARS
Front Desk Agent17,000 ARS
Front Office Manager31,200 ARS
Guest Service Executive48,000 ARS
Guest Service Representative19,400 ARS
Head Concierge22,100 ARS
Hospitality Director85,800 ARS
Hostess / Host17,000 ARS
Hotel Desk Clerk16,500 ARS
Hotel Maid12,600 ARS
Hotel Manager84,000 ARS
Hotel Sales Manager61,100 ARS
Hotel Service Supervisor47,700 ARS
Hotel Staff15,400 ARS
Inventory Coordinator18,900 ARS
Kitchen Manager29,300 ARS
Kitchen Staff16,200 ARS
Kitchen Supervisor25,700 ARS
Line Cook25,300 ARS
Luggage Porter12,500 ARS
Motel Manager49,100 ARS
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant15,300 ARS
Production Operator23,300 ARS
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator27,100 ARS
Receptionist17,200 ARS
Regional Restaurant Manager63,800 ARS
Restaurant Manager55,000 ARS
Room Reservations Manager54,900 ARS
Room Service Manager52,700 ARS
Sous Chef31,600 ARS
Supervisor of Food Services39,200 ARS
Tour Consultant40,300 ARS
Travel Agent29,700 ARS
Travel Consultant43,700 ARS
Waiter / Waitress15,000 ARS

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Jobs Salary Distribution in Argentina

Median and salary distribution monthly Argentina Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Argentina range from 11,400 ARS per month (minimum average salary) to 84,000 ARS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 27,700 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 27,700 ARS while the other half are earning more than 27,700 ARS. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 17,600 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 17,600 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 51,400 ARS while 25% are earning more than 51,400 ARS.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Argentina costs anywhere from 226,000 Argentine Peso(s) to 677,000 Argentine Peso(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Argentina Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Argentina who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

30,900 ARS
29,200 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Argentina for all Careers

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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Argentina

How much are annual salary increments in Argentina for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Argentina Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Argentina / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Argentina is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Argentina for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Argentina

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Argentina Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is considered to be a low bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

78% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 22% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Hourly Average Wage in Argentina

170 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Argentina is 170 ARS. This means that the average person in Argentina earns approximately 170 ARS for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Argentina
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The average salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 33% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda30,400 ARS
Bahia Blanca32,300 ARS
Buenos Aires34,700 ARS
Cordoba34,400 ARS
Corrientes32,600 ARS
La Plata33,900 ARS
Lanus30,800 ARS
Mar del Plata33,600 ARS
Mendoza29,700 ARS
Neuquen31,200 ARS
Quilmes31,100 ARS
Resistencia31,800 ARS
Rosario34,100 ARS
Salta33,000 ARS
San Juan29,600 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman33,300 ARS
Santa Fe32,700 ARS
Santiago del Estero31,600 ARS

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Argentina earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
43,600 ARS
Public Sector+7%
46,400 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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