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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in Ireland 2020

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


Average Yearly Salary
25,700 EUR
( 2,140 EUR monthly)

LOW
9,730
EUR
AVERAGE
25,700
EUR
HIGH
71,600
EUR

A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Ireland typically earns around 25,700 EUR per year. Salaries range from 9,730 EUR (lowest average) to 71,600 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly 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 Rounder16,900 EUR
Assistant Executive Housekeeper12,500 EUR
Assistant Food and Beverage Director53,400 EUR
Assistant Hospitality Manager53,600 EUR
Assistant Storekeeper11,300 EUR
Assistant Tour Manager26,800 EUR
Baker and Pastrycook13,300 EUR
Bakery Manager30,500 EUR
Bakery Superintendent19,200 EUR
Banquet Manager20,500 EUR
Banquet Server12,400 EUR
Bar Attendant12,900 EUR
Bar Manager28,000 EUR
Bar Supervisor19,400 EUR
Barista16,600 EUR
Bartender15,300 EUR
Bellman12,000 EUR
Beverage Manager31,400 EUR
Bistro Attendant13,700 EUR
Buffet Chef24,300 EUR
Buffet Host12,800 EUR
Buffet Manager28,600 EUR
Butcher and Slaughterer10,800 EUR
Cafeteria Manager24,600 EUR
Cake Decorator14,500 EUR
Casino Shift Manager45,300 EUR
Chain Store Customer Support20,100 EUR
Chef25,100 EUR
Club Manager48,600 EUR
Cluster Director60,400 EUR
Cluster Revenue Manager47,500 EUR
Cocktail Server12,700 EUR
Coffee Shop Manager45,600 EUR
Concierge12,600 EUR
Confectionery Baker15,700 EUR
Conference Services Manager29,200 EUR
Cook22,200 EUR
Corporate Sous Chef34,200 EUR
Corporate Travel Consultant34,300 EUR
Croupier17,700 EUR
Culinary Assistant11,200 EUR
Culinary Associate11,200 EUR
Dietary Aide26,400 EUR
Dining Room Supervisor23,800 EUR
Dishwasher10,700 EUR
Duty Manager29,000 EUR
Events Coordinator19,700 EUR
Executive Chef29,300 EUR
Executive Pastry Chef22,800 EUR
Fast Food Cook21,100 EUR
Fast Food Shift Supervisor22,500 EUR
Fine Dining Cook37,400 EUR
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef36,800 EUR
Fleet Manager63,900 EUR
Food and Beverage Manager45,400 EUR
Food Consultant37,500 EUR
Food Safety Coordinator27,800 EUR
Food Server12,000 EUR
Food Service Director45,400 EUR
Food Service Manager52,300 EUR
Food Service Sales29,400 EUR
Food Service Worker12,800 EUR
Front Desk Agent15,300 EUR
Front Office Manager26,100 EUR
Guest Service Executive42,900 EUR
Guest Service Representative16,200 EUR
Head Concierge19,100 EUR
Hospitality Director75,200 EUR
Hostess / Host14,200 EUR
Hotel Desk Clerk15,200 EUR
Hotel Maid10,300 EUR
Hotel Manager69,800 EUR
Hotel Sales Manager56,100 EUR
Hotel Service Supervisor39,400 EUR
Hotel Staff13,800 EUR
Inventory Coordinator16,700 EUR
Kitchen Manager24,100 EUR
Kitchen Staff13,300 EUR
Kitchen Supervisor20,700 EUR
Line Cook23,500 EUR
Luggage Porter10,500 EUR
Motel Manager39,900 EUR
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant13,700 EUR
Production Operator20,400 EUR
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator21,800 EUR
Receptionist15,600 EUR
Regional Restaurant Manager56,700 EUR
Restaurant Manager48,500 EUR
Room Reservations Manager48,100 EUR
Room Service Manager45,900 EUR
Sous Chef28,200 EUR
Supervisor of Food Services33,900 EUR
Tour Consultant35,100 EUR
Travel Agent25,600 EUR
Travel Consultant37,700 EUR
Waiter / Waitress12,800 EUR

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

Median and salary distribution yearly Ireland 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 Ireland range from 9,730 EUR per year (minimum average salary) to 71,600 EUR per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 25,700 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 25,700 EUR while the other half are earning more than 25,700 EUR. 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 15,900 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 15,900 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 48,600 EUR while 25% are earning more than 48,600 EUR.


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 Ireland costs anywhere from 16,000 Euro(s) to 48,100 Euro(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 yearly Ireland 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 Ireland who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
26,200 EUR
Female-4%
25,100 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ireland for all Careers

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

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

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in Ireland 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 Ireland 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.

Ireland / 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 Ireland is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
5%
Energy
1%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
2%
Travel
7%
Construction
3%
Education
8%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ireland 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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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ireland

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

72% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
28%
No Bonus
72%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Ireland


12 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland is 12 EUR. This means that the average person in Ireland earns approximately 12 EUR 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 yearly Ireland
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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
Cork28,800 EUR
Dublin30,100 EUR
Galway26,100 EUR
Limerick27,700 EUR
Waterford24,700 EUR

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

Private Sector
37,600 EUR
Public Sector+5%
39,300 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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