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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||12,800 INR|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||9,500 INR|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||40,900 INR|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||43,200 INR|
|Assistant Storekeeper||8,550 INR|
|Assistant Tour Manager||20,400 INR|
|Baker and Pastrycook||10,900 INR|
|Bakery Manager||23,800 INR|
|Bakery Superintendent||15,700 INR|
|Banquet Manager||16,600 INR|
|Banquet Server||10,200 INR|
|Bar Attendant||10,500 INR|
|Bar Manager||21,400 INR|
|Bar Supervisor||14,700 INR|
|Beverage Manager||25,200 INR|
|Bistro Attendant||10,700 INR|
|Buffet Chef||19,000 INR|
|Buffet Host||10,200 INR|
|Buffet Manager||22,800 INR|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||8,550 INR|
|Cafeteria Manager||19,500 INR|
|Cake Decorator||11,900 INR|
|Casino Shift Manager||35,600 INR|
|Chain Store Customer Support||16,600 INR|
|Club Manager||37,500 INR|
|Cluster Director||47,500 INR|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||37,200 INR|
|Cocktail Server||10,500 INR|
|Coffee Shop Manager||35,600 INR|
|Confectionery Baker||11,900 INR|
|Conference Services Manager||22,800 INR|
|Corporate Sous Chef||28,500 INR|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||28,500 INR|
|Culinary Assistant||9,030 INR|
|Culinary Associate||9,030 INR|
|Dietary Aide||20,000 INR|
|Dining Room Supervisor||18,100 INR|
|Duty Manager||23,800 INR|
|Events Coordinator||15,200 INR|
|Executive Chef||22,800 INR|
|Executive Pastry Chef||19,000 INR|
|Fast Food Cook||16,200 INR|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||17,100 INR|
|Fine Dining Cook||28,500 INR|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||28,500 INR|
|Fleet Manager||48,900 INR|
|Food and Beverage Manager||37,500 INR|
|Food Consultant||30,900 INR|
|Food Safety Coordinator||22,800 INR|
|Food Server||9,980 INR|
|Food Service Director||37,500 INR|
|Food Service Manager||40,900 INR|
|Food Service Sales||24,200 INR|
|Food Service Worker||9,980 INR|
|Front Desk Agent||11,900 INR|
|Front Office Manager||21,400 INR|
|Guest Service Executive||33,300 INR|
|Guest Service Representative||13,300 INR|
|Head Concierge||15,400 INR|
|Hospitality Director||59,400 INR|
|Hostess / Host||11,600 INR|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||11,600 INR|
|Hotel Maid||8,550 INR|
|Hotel Manager||57,000 INR|
|Hotel Sales Manager||42,800 INR|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||32,100 INR|
|Hotel Staff||10,700 INR|
|Inventory Coordinator||12,800 INR|
|Kitchen Manager||19,500 INR|
|Kitchen Staff||10,700 INR|
|Kitchen Supervisor||17,100 INR|
|Line Cook||18,100 INR|
|Luggage Porter||8,310 INR|
|Motel Manager||32,100 INR|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||10,900 INR|
|Production Operator||16,600 INR|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||18,100 INR|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||45,100 INR|
|Restaurant Manager||38,500 INR|
|Room Reservations Manager||38,000 INR|
|Room Service Manager||36,100 INR|
|Sous Chef||21,900 INR|
|Supervisor of Food Services||26,600 INR|
|Tour Consultant||28,500 INR|
|Travel Agent||20,000 INR|
|Travel Consultant||28,500 INR|
|Waiter / Waitress||9,980 INR|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 33% less than that of All Jobs.
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||18,300 INR|
|Andhra Pradesh||23,600 INR|
|Arunachal Pradesh||19,800 INR|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||18,600 INR|
|Daman & Diu||18,200 INR|
|Himachal Pradesh||21,200 INR|
|Jammu & Kashmir||21,600 INR|
|Madhya Pradesh||25,100 INR|
|Tamil Nadu||24,900 INR|
|Uttar Pradesh||26,400 INR|
|West Bengal||25,700 INR|
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.