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

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

Average Monthly Salary
21,300 INR
( 255,000 INR yearly)


A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in India typically earns around 21,300 INR per month. Salaries range from 8,080 INR (lowest average) to 59,400 INR (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 Rounder12,800 INR
Assistant Executive Housekeeper9,500 INR
Assistant Food and Beverage Director40,900 INR
Assistant Hospitality Manager43,200 INR
Assistant Storekeeper8,550 INR
Assistant Tour Manager20,400 INR
Baker and Pastrycook10,900 INR
Bakery Manager23,800 INR
Bakery Superintendent15,700 INR
Banquet Manager16,600 INR
Banquet Server10,200 INR
Bar Attendant10,500 INR
Bar Manager21,400 INR
Bar Supervisor14,700 INR
Barista12,600 INR
Bartender12,400 INR
Bellman9,980 INR
Beverage Manager25,200 INR
Bistro Attendant10,700 INR
Buffet Chef19,000 INR
Buffet Host10,200 INR
Buffet Manager22,800 INR
Butcher and Slaughterer8,550 INR
Cafeteria Manager19,500 INR
Cake Decorator11,900 INR
Casino Shift Manager35,600 INR
Chain Store Customer Support16,600 INR
Chef19,700 INR
Club Manager37,500 INR
Cluster Director47,500 INR
Cluster Revenue Manager37,200 INR
Cocktail Server10,500 INR
Coffee Shop Manager35,600 INR
Concierge9,740 INR
Confectionery Baker11,900 INR
Conference Services Manager22,800 INR
Cook17,100 INR
Corporate Sous Chef28,500 INR
Corporate Travel Consultant28,500 INR
Croupier13,800 INR
Culinary Assistant9,030 INR
Culinary Associate9,030 INR
Dietary Aide20,000 INR
Dining Room Supervisor18,100 INR
Dishwasher8,080 INR
Duty Manager23,800 INR
Events Coordinator15,200 INR
Executive Chef22,800 INR
Executive Pastry Chef19,000 INR
Fast Food Cook16,200 INR
Fast Food Shift Supervisor17,100 INR
Fine Dining Cook28,500 INR
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef28,500 INR
Fleet Manager48,900 INR
Food and Beverage Manager37,500 INR
Food Consultant30,900 INR
Food Safety Coordinator22,800 INR
Food Server9,980 INR
Food Service Director37,500 INR
Food Service Manager40,900 INR
Food Service Sales24,200 INR
Food Service Worker9,980 INR
Front Desk Agent11,900 INR
Front Office Manager21,400 INR
Guest Service Executive33,300 INR
Guest Service Representative13,300 INR
Head Concierge15,400 INR
Hospitality Director59,400 INR
Hostess / Host11,600 INR
Hotel Desk Clerk11,600 INR
Hotel Maid8,550 INR
Hotel Manager57,000 INR
Hotel Sales Manager42,800 INR
Hotel Service Supervisor32,100 INR
Hotel Staff10,700 INR
Inventory Coordinator12,800 INR
Kitchen Manager19,500 INR
Kitchen Staff10,700 INR
Kitchen Supervisor17,100 INR
Line Cook18,100 INR
Luggage Porter8,310 INR
Motel Manager32,100 INR
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant10,900 INR
Production Operator16,600 INR
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator18,100 INR
Receptionist11,900 INR
Regional Restaurant Manager45,100 INR
Restaurant Manager38,500 INR
Room Reservations Manager38,000 INR
Room Service Manager36,100 INR
Sous Chef21,900 INR
Supervisor of Food Services26,600 INR
Tour Consultant28,500 INR
Travel Agent20,000 INR
Travel Consultant28,500 INR
Waiter / Waitress9,980 INR

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

Median and salary distribution monthly India 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 India range from 8,080 INR per month (minimum average salary) to 59,400 INR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 19,600 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 19,600 INR while the other half are earning more than 19,600 INR. 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 12,400 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 12,400 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 36,300 INR while 25% are earning more than 36,300 INR.

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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 India costs anywhere from 160,000 Indian Rupee(s) to 479,000 Indian Rupee(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 India 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 India who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

22,100 INR
20,200 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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

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

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate India 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.

India / 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 India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India 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 India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India 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.

76% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 24% 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 India

120 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 120 INR. This means that the average person in India earns approximately 120 INR 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 India
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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
agra19,400 INR
Ahmadabad24,000 INR
Bangalore23,000 INR
Bhopal21,100 INR
Chennai22,500 INR
Coimbatore20,000 INR
Delhi24,300 INR
Ghaziabad20,400 INR
Hyderabad24,900 INR
Indore21,300 INR
Jaipur23,600 INR
Kanpur21,800 INR
Kolkata23,300 INR
Lucknow22,000 INR
Ludhiana21,100 INR
Madurai18,700 INR
Mumbai24,400 INR
Nagpur21,800 INR
Patna19,600 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad21,200 INR
Pune22,700 INR
Surat23,300 INR
Vadodara20,200 INR
Visakhapatnam20,100 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands18,300 INR
Andhra Pradesh23,600 INR
Arunachal Pradesh19,800 INR
Assam22,700 INR
Bihar25,400 INR
Chandigarh19,000 INR
Chhatisgarh22,400 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli18,600 INR
Daman & Diu18,200 INR
Delhi21,800 INR
Goa19,800 INR
Gujarat24,000 INR
Haryana22,100 INR
Himachal Pradesh21,200 INR
Jammu & Kashmir21,600 INR
Jharkhand23,500 INR
Karnataka24,400 INR
Kerala23,300 INR
Lakshadweep18,200 INR
Madhya Pradesh25,100 INR
Maharashtra25,600 INR
Manipur20,900 INR
Meghalaya20,700 INR
Mizoram19,600 INR
Nagaland20,500 INR
Orissa23,900 INR
Pondicherry19,900 INR
Punjab23,100 INR
Rajasthan25,100 INR
Sikkim19,300 INR
Tamil Nadu24,900 INR
Tripura21,300 INR
Uttar Pradesh26,400 INR
Uttaranchal21,800 INR
West Bengal25,700 INR

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 India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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