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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
121,000 EUR
( 10,100 EUR monthly)

LOW
58,000
EUR
AVERAGE
121,000
EUR
HIGH
218,000
EUR

A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Ireland typically earns around 121,000 EUR per year. Salaries range from 58,000 EUR (lowest average) to 218,000 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 Rounder119,000 EUR
Assistant Executive Housekeeper98,600 EUR
Assistant Food and Beverage Director187,000 EUR
Assistant Hospitality Manager183,000 EUR
Assistant Storekeeper81,500 EUR
Assistant Tour Manager140,000 EUR
Baker and Pastrycook93,600 EUR
Bakery Manager145,000 EUR
Bakery Superintendent114,000 EUR
Banquet Manager117,000 EUR
Banquet Server91,400 EUR
Bar Attendant96,600 EUR
Bar Manager156,000 EUR
Bar Supervisor121,000 EUR
Barista105,000 EUR
Bartender98,900 EUR
Bellman75,800 EUR
Beverage Manager142,000 EUR
Bistro Attendant94,800 EUR
Buffet Chef133,000 EUR
Buffet Host84,600 EUR
Buffet Manager140,000 EUR
Butcher and Slaughterer87,200 EUR
Cafeteria Manager133,000 EUR
Cake Decorator95,400 EUR
Casino Shift Manager170,000 EUR
Chain Store Customer Support115,000 EUR
Chef125,000 EUR
Club Manager168,000 EUR
Cluster Director189,000 EUR
Cluster Revenue Manager180,000 EUR
Cocktail Server85,900 EUR
Coffee Shop Manager166,000 EUR
Concierge93,200 EUR
Confectionery Baker105,000 EUR
Conference Services Manager133,000 EUR
Cook119,000 EUR
Corporate Sous Chef143,000 EUR
Corporate Travel Consultant127,000 EUR
Croupier116,000 EUR
Culinary Assistant95,200 EUR
Culinary Associate103,000 EUR
Dietary Aide121,000 EUR
Dining Room Supervisor139,000 EUR
Dishwasher63,600 EUR
Duty Manager138,000 EUR
Events Coordinator125,000 EUR
Executive Chef135,000 EUR
Executive Pastry Chef114,000 EUR
Fast Food Cook120,000 EUR
Fast Food Shift Supervisor135,000 EUR
Fine Dining Cook144,000 EUR
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef146,000 EUR
Fleet Manager161,000 EUR
Food and Beverage Manager155,000 EUR
Food Consultant163,000 EUR
Food Safety Coordinator134,000 EUR
Food Server83,400 EUR
Food Service Director151,000 EUR
Food Service Manager166,000 EUR
Food Service Sales133,000 EUR
Food Service Worker94,800 EUR
Front Desk Agent112,000 EUR
Front Office Manager139,000 EUR
Guest Service Executive171,000 EUR
Guest Service Representative114,000 EUR
Head Concierge113,000 EUR
Hospitality Director228,000 EUR
Hostess / Host114,000 EUR
Hotel Desk Clerk96,300 EUR
Hotel Maid61,400 EUR
Hotel Manager217,000 EUR
Hotel Sales Manager191,000 EUR
Hotel Service Supervisor152,000 EUR
Hotel Staff115,000 EUR
Inventory Coordinator106,000 EUR
Kitchen Manager130,000 EUR
Kitchen Staff101,000 EUR
Kitchen Supervisor116,000 EUR
Line Cook131,000 EUR
Luggage Porter60,700 EUR
Motel Manager152,000 EUR
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant79,000 EUR
Production Operator79,200 EUR
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator102,000 EUR
Receptionist115,000 EUR
Regional Restaurant Manager195,000 EUR
Restaurant Manager180,000 EUR
Room Reservations Manager164,000 EUR
Room Service Manager164,000 EUR
Sous Chef118,000 EUR
Supervisor of Food Services146,000 EUR
Tour Consultant131,000 EUR
Travel Agent125,000 EUR
Travel Consultant141,000 EUR
Waiter / Waitress92,800 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 58,000 EUR per year (minimum average salary) to 218,000 EUR per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 121,000 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 121,000 EUR while the other half are earning more than 121,000 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 80,700 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 80,700 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 169,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 169,000 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 61,400 Euro(s) to 184,000 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 earn 5% more than their female counterparts.

Female
119,000 EUR
Male+5%
124,000 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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Ireland
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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 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries yearly Ireland
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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.

Private Sector
144,000 EUR
Public Sector+5%
151,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Salary Forecast and Trend in Ireland

How do Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast yearly Ireland Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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Average Salary 2016
110,000 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
114,000 EUR
Average Salary 2018+3%
117,000 EUR
Average Salary 2019+1%
118,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Ireland are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 1% 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.

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Hourly Average Wage in Ireland


58 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland is 58 EUR. This means that the average person in Ireland earns approximately 58 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 18% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork136,000 EUR
Dublin143,000 EUR
Galway123,000 EUR
Limerick131,000 EUR
Waterford117,000 EUR
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