A person working as a Waiter / Waitress in Argentina typically earns around 56,800 ARS per month. Salaries range from 29,500 ARS (lowest) to 86,900 ARS (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Waiter / Waitress salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Waiter / Waitress salaries in Argentina range from 29,500 ARS per month (minimum salary) to 86,900 ARS per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 54,500 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Waiter / Waitress(s) are earning less than 54,500 ARS while the other half are earning more than 54,500 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Waiter / Waitress(s) are earning less than 37,800 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 37,800 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of Waiter / Waitress(s) are earning less than 67,900 ARS while 25% are earning more than 67,900 ARS.
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
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Waiter / Waitress salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Waiter / Waitress with less than two years of experience makes approximately 33,600 ARS per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 45,000 ARS per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 58,500 ARS per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Waiter / Waitress(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 70,900 ARS per month, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 77,400 ARS per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 81,500 ARS per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Waiter / Waitress salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Waiter / Waitress is 39,900 ARS per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 57,100 ARS per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 78,900 ARS per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+43%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Waiter / Waitress employees in Argentina earn 9% more than their female counterparts.
Waiter / Waitress(s) in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Argentina for the year 2019. 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.
A Waiter / Waitress is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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.
75% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Waiter / Waitress employees in Argentina earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Waiter / Waitress salaries in Argentina are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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.
The average salary for Waiter / Waitress is 24% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||71,700 ARS||+26%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||56,300 ARS||-1%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||106,000 ARS||+87%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||111,000 ARS||+95%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||49,500 ARS||-13%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||84,000 ARS||+48%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||61,500 ARS||+8%|
|Bakery Manager||88,800 ARS||+56%|
|Bakery Superintendent||68,300 ARS||+20%|
|Banquet Manager||70,200 ARS||+24%|
|Banquet Server||56,900 ARS||+0%|
|Bar Attendant||58,500 ARS||+3%|
|Bar Manager||88,900 ARS||+56%|
|Bar Supervisor||69,400 ARS||+22%|
|Beverage Manager||87,300 ARS||+54%|
|Bistro Attendant||55,100 ARS||-3%|
|Buffet Chef||76,900 ARS||+35%|
|Buffet Host||52,200 ARS||-8%|
|Buffet Manager||86,700 ARS||+53%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||54,400 ARS||-4%|
|Cafeteria Manager||83,700 ARS||+47%|
|Cake Decorator||62,700 ARS||+10%|
|Casino Shift Manager||107,000 ARS||+88%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||70,900 ARS||+25%|
|Club Manager||98,800 ARS||+74%|
|Cluster Director||119,000 ARS||+110%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||104,000 ARS||+83%|
|Cocktail Server||56,200 ARS||-1%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||95,800 ARS||+69%|
|Confectionery Baker||64,000 ARS||+13%|
|Conference Services Manager||80,900 ARS||+42%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||91,700 ARS||+61%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||78,000 ARS||+37%|
|Culinary Assistant||61,000 ARS||+7%|
|Culinary Associate||66,400 ARS||+17%|
|Dietary Aide||73,600 ARS||+30%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||83,700 ARS||+47%|
|Duty Manager||90,500 ARS||+59%|
|Events Coordinator||77,200 ARS||+36%|
|Executive Chef||78,800 ARS||+39%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||69,400 ARS||+22%|
|Fast Food Cook||71,500 ARS||+26%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||81,300 ARS||+43%|
|Fine Dining Cook||86,400 ARS||+52%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||85,300 ARS||+50%|
|Fleet Manager||91,300 ARS||+61%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||101,000 ARS||+78%|
|Food Consultant||106,000 ARS||+87%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||88,100 ARS||+55%|
|Food Server||51,200 ARS||-10%|
|Food Service Director||93,400 ARS||+64%|
|Food Service Manager||101,000 ARS||+78%|
|Food Service Sales||83,000 ARS||+46%|
|Food Service Worker||58,000 ARS||+2%|
|Front Desk Agent||65,300 ARS||+15%|
|Front Office Manager||87,300 ARS||+54%|
|Guest Service Executive||100,000 ARS||+76%|
|Guest Service Representative||71,200 ARS||+25%|
|Head Concierge||68,600 ARS||+21%|
|Hospitality Director||136,000 ARS||+140%|
|Hostess / Host||71,200 ARS||+25%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||54,600 ARS||-4%|
|Hotel Maid||39,400 ARS||-31%|
|Hotel Manager||137,000 ARS||+140%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||109,000 ARS||+92%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||96,100 ARS||+69%|
|Hotel Staff||67,100 ARS||+18%|
|Inventory Coordinator||62,700 ARS||+10%|
|Kitchen Manager||82,800 ARS||+46%|
|Kitchen Staff||64,500 ARS||+14%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||75,700 ARS||+33%|
|Line Cook||73,800 ARS||+30%|
|Luggage Porter||37,900 ARS||-33%|
|Motel Manager||97,700 ARS||+72%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||46,300 ARS||-18%|
|Production Operator||47,400 ARS||-17%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||66,300 ARS||+17%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||115,000 ARS||+100%|
|Restaurant Manager||107,000 ARS||+88%|
|Room Reservations Manager||97,800 ARS||+72%|
|Room Service Manager||98,800 ARS||+74%|
|Sous Chef||69,400 ARS||+22%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||88,200 ARS||+55%|
|Tour Consultant||79,100 ARS||+39%|
|Travel Agent||76,200 ARS||+34%|
|Travel Consultant||85,700 ARS||+51%|
|Waiter / Waitress||56,800 ARS||-0%|
|Bahia Blanca||58,500 ARS|
|Buenos Aires||60,300 ARS|
|La Plata||56,800 ARS|
|Mar del Plata||58,300 ARS|
|San Juan||53,800 ARS|
|San Miguel de Tucuman||56,700 ARS|
|Santa Fe||58,600 ARS|
|Santiago del Estero||54,500 ARS|