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Waiter / Waitress Average Salary in Argentina 2020

How much money does a Waiter / Waitress make in Argentina?

Average Monthly Salary
56,800 ARS
( 682,000 ARS yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Argentina

Median and salary distribution monthly Argentina Waiter / Waitress
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Waiter / Waitress salaries in Argentina range from 29,500 ARS per month (minimum salary) to 86,900 ARS per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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

Waiter / Waitress Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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.

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.

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.

Waiter / Waitress average salary change by experience in Argentina

0 - 2 Years
33,600 ARS
2 - 5 Years+34%
45,000 ARS
5 - 10 Years+30%
58,500 ARS
10 - 15 Years+21%
70,900 ARS
15 - 20 Years+9%
77,400 ARS
20+ Years+5%
81,500 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Waiter / Waitress Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Waiter / Waitress(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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.

Waiter / Waitress average salary difference by education level in Argentina

High School
39,900 ARS
Certificate or Diploma+43%
57,100 ARS
Bachelor's Degree+38%
78,900 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Waiter / Waitress Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Waiter / Waitress employees in Argentina earn 9% more than their female counterparts.

54,900 ARS
59,600 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Argentina for all Careers

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Waiter / Waitress Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Argentina

How much are annual salary increments in Argentina for Waiter / Waitress(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Waiter / Waitress

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.

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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

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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 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Waiter / Waitress Bonus and Incentive Rates in Argentina

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Argentina Waiter / Waitress
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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.

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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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.

Private Sector
87,400 ARS
Public Sector+7%
93,100 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Waiter / Waitress Salary Trend and Forecast in Argentina

How are Waiter / Waitress salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Argentina Waiter / Waitress
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Average Salary 2016
50,400 ARS
Average Salary 2017+4%
52,300 ARS
Average Salary 2018+2%
53,300 ARS
Average Salary 2019+3%
54,800 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Waiter / Waitress Average Hourly Wage in Argentina

330 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Argentina is 330 ARS. This means that the average Waiter / Waitress in Argentina earns approximately 330 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.

Waiter / Waitress VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Waiter / Waitress and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Argentina
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder71,700 ARS+26%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper56,300 ARS-1%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director106,000 ARS+87%
Assistant Hospitality Manager111,000 ARS+95%
Assistant Storekeeper49,500 ARS-13%
Assistant Tour Manager84,000 ARS+48%
Baker and Pastrycook61,500 ARS+8%
Bakery Manager88,800 ARS+56%
Bakery Superintendent68,300 ARS+20%
Banquet Manager70,200 ARS+24%
Banquet Server56,900 ARS+0%
Bar Attendant58,500 ARS+3%
Bar Manager88,900 ARS+56%
Bar Supervisor69,400 ARS+22%
Barista60,900 ARS+7%
Bartender60,300 ARS+6%
Bellman48,700 ARS-14%
Beverage Manager87,300 ARS+54%
Bistro Attendant55,100 ARS-3%
Buffet Chef76,900 ARS+35%
Buffet Host52,200 ARS-8%
Buffet Manager86,700 ARS+53%
Butcher and Slaughterer54,400 ARS-4%
Cafeteria Manager83,700 ARS+47%
Cake Decorator62,700 ARS+10%
Casino Shift Manager107,000 ARS+88%
Chain Store Customer Support70,900 ARS+25%
Chef71,700 ARS+26%
Club Manager98,800 ARS+74%
Cluster Director119,000 ARS+110%
Cluster Revenue Manager104,000 ARS+83%
Cocktail Server56,200 ARS-1%
Coffee Shop Manager95,800 ARS+69%
Concierge57,400 ARS+1%
Confectionery Baker64,000 ARS+13%
Conference Services Manager80,900 ARS+42%
Cook70,800 ARS+25%
Corporate Sous Chef91,700 ARS+61%
Corporate Travel Consultant78,000 ARS+37%
Croupier71,000 ARS+25%
Culinary Assistant61,000 ARS+7%
Culinary Associate66,400 ARS+17%
Dietary Aide73,600 ARS+30%
Dining Room Supervisor83,700 ARS+47%
Dishwasher38,600 ARS-32%
Duty Manager90,500 ARS+59%
Events Coordinator77,200 ARS+36%
Executive Chef78,800 ARS+39%
Executive Pastry Chef69,400 ARS+22%
Fast Food Cook71,500 ARS+26%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor81,300 ARS+43%
Fine Dining Cook86,400 ARS+52%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef85,300 ARS+50%
Fleet Manager91,300 ARS+61%
Food and Beverage Manager101,000 ARS+78%
Food Consultant106,000 ARS+87%
Food Safety Coordinator88,100 ARS+55%
Food Server51,200 ARS-10%
Food Service Director93,400 ARS+64%
Food Service Manager101,000 ARS+78%
Food Service Sales83,000 ARS+46%
Food Service Worker58,000 ARS+2%
Front Desk Agent65,300 ARS+15%
Front Office Manager87,300 ARS+54%
Guest Service Executive100,000 ARS+76%
Guest Service Representative71,200 ARS+25%
Head Concierge68,600 ARS+21%
Hospitality Director136,000 ARS+140%
Hostess / Host71,200 ARS+25%
Hotel Desk Clerk54,600 ARS-4%
Hotel Maid39,400 ARS-31%
Hotel Manager137,000 ARS+140%
Hotel Sales Manager109,000 ARS+92%
Hotel Service Supervisor96,100 ARS+69%
Hotel Staff67,100 ARS+18%
Inventory Coordinator62,700 ARS+10%
Kitchen Manager82,800 ARS+46%
Kitchen Staff64,500 ARS+14%
Kitchen Supervisor75,700 ARS+33%
Line Cook73,800 ARS+30%
Luggage Porter37,900 ARS-33%
Motel Manager97,700 ARS+72%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant46,300 ARS-18%
Production Operator47,400 ARS-17%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator66,300 ARS+17%
Receptionist65,900 ARS+16%
Regional Restaurant Manager115,000 ARS+100%
Restaurant Manager107,000 ARS+88%
Room Reservations Manager97,800 ARS+72%
Room Service Manager98,800 ARS+74%
Sous Chef69,400 ARS+22%
Supervisor of Food Services88,200 ARS+55%
Tour Consultant79,100 ARS+39%
Travel Agent76,200 ARS+34%
Travel Consultant85,700 ARS+51%
Waiter / Waitress56,800 ARS-0%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda54,100 ARS
Bahia Blanca58,500 ARS
Buenos Aires60,300 ARS
Cordoba60,800 ARS
Corrientes57,100 ARS
La Plata56,800 ARS
Lanus52,100 ARS
Mar del Plata58,300 ARS
Mendoza54,200 ARS
Neuquen53,100 ARS
Quilmes51,700 ARS
Resistencia53,200 ARS
Rosario61,300 ARS
Salta58,200 ARS
San Juan53,800 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman56,700 ARS
Santa Fe58,600 ARS
Santiago del Estero54,500 ARS
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