A person working as a Chef in Mauritius typically earns around 28,500 MUR per month. Salaries range from 14,000 MUR (lowest) to 44,400 MUR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Chef salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Chef salaries in Mauritius range from 14,000 MUR per month (minimum salary) to 44,400 MUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 29,000 MUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Chef(s) are earning less than 29,000 MUR while the other half are earning more than 29,000 MUR. 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 Chef(s) are earning less than 19,300 MUR while 75% of them are earning more than 19,300 MUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Chef(s) are earning less than 37,500 MUR while 25% are earning more than 37,500 MUR.
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 your wage. We broke down Chef salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Chef with less than two years of experience makes approximately 16,500 MUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 21,300 MUR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 29,300 MUR per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Chef(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 36,300 MUR per month, 24% 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 38,900 MUR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 41,500 MUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 Chef salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Chef is 23,400 MUR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 38,600 MUR per month, 65% more than someone having a High School degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+65%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Chef employees in Mauritius earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.
Chef(s) in Mauritius are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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 Mauritius 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.
A Chef is considered to be a moderate 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.
63% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 37% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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 Chef is 9% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 32% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||18,400 MUR||-35%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||13,500 MUR||-53%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||61,800 MUR||+120%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||61,900 MUR||+120%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||12,100 MUR||-57%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||29,800 MUR||+5%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||15,700 MUR||-45%|
|Bakery Manager||36,000 MUR||+26%|
|Bakery Superintendent||23,300 MUR||-18%|
|Banquet Manager||25,700 MUR||-10%|
|Banquet Server||14,500 MUR||-49%|
|Bar Attendant||15,200 MUR||-47%|
|Bar Manager||31,900 MUR||+12%|
|Bar Supervisor||20,600 MUR||-28%|
|Beverage Manager||35,500 MUR||+25%|
|Bistro Attendant||15,800 MUR||-45%|
|Buffet Chef||28,500 MUR||+0%|
|Buffet Host||15,000 MUR||-47%|
|Buffet Manager||34,700 MUR||+22%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||12,200 MUR||-57%|
|Cafeteria Manager||28,900 MUR||+2%|
|Cake Decorator||17,000 MUR||-40%|
|Casino Shift Manager||54,800 MUR||+92%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||23,900 MUR||-16%|
|Club Manager||56,800 MUR||+100%|
|Cluster Director||73,000 MUR||+160%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||53,700 MUR||+89%|
|Cocktail Server||15,200 MUR||-47%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||53,400 MUR||+88%|
|Confectionery Baker||17,700 MUR||-38%|
|Conference Services Manager||35,000 MUR||+23%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||43,100 MUR||+51%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||43,600 MUR||+53%|
|Culinary Assistant||13,200 MUR||-54%|
|Culinary Associate||13,700 MUR||-52%|
|Dietary Aide||28,300 MUR||-1%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||26,000 MUR||-9%|
|Duty Manager||34,100 MUR||+20%|
|Events Coordinator||21,300 MUR||-25%|
|Executive Chef||32,100 MUR||+13%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||26,600 MUR||-7%|
|Fast Food Cook||23,800 MUR||-16%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||25,900 MUR||-9%|
|Fine Dining Cook||43,600 MUR||+53%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||41,600 MUR||+46%|
|Fleet Manager||70,400 MUR||+150%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||55,200 MUR||+94%|
|Food Consultant||47,100 MUR||+65%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||32,700 MUR||+15%|
|Food Server||14,500 MUR||-49%|
|Food Service Director||56,600 MUR||+99%|
|Food Service Manager||59,700 MUR||+110%|
|Food Service Sales||34,300 MUR||+20%|
|Food Service Worker||15,100 MUR||-47%|
|Front Desk Agent||17,600 MUR||-38%|
|Front Office Manager||33,000 MUR||+16%|
|Guest Service Executive||51,000 MUR||+79%|
|Guest Service Representative||19,600 MUR||-31%|
|Head Concierge||22,400 MUR||-21%|
|Hospitality Director||85,800 MUR||+200%|
|Hostess / Host||17,100 MUR||-40%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||17,600 MUR||-38%|
|Hotel Maid||12,900 MUR||-55%|
|Hotel Manager||86,900 MUR||+210%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||63,900 MUR||+120%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||45,900 MUR||+61%|
|Hotel Staff||16,400 MUR||-42%|
|Inventory Coordinator||19,200 MUR||-33%|
|Kitchen Manager||29,000 MUR||+2%|
|Kitchen Staff||16,500 MUR||-42%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||25,200 MUR||-11%|
|Line Cook||26,300 MUR||-8%|
|Luggage Porter||12,500 MUR||-56%|
|Motel Manager||46,400 MUR||+63%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||16,400 MUR||-42%|
|Production Operator||24,700 MUR||-13%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||27,900 MUR||-2%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||63,600 MUR||+120%|
|Restaurant Manager||56,400 MUR||+98%|
|Room Reservations Manager||57,700 MUR||+100%|
|Room Service Manager||51,500 MUR||+81%|
|Sous Chef||31,900 MUR||+12%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||39,400 MUR||+38%|
|Tour Consultant||44,000 MUR||+55%|
|Travel Agent||30,600 MUR||+7%|
|Travel Consultant||42,500 MUR||+49%|
|Waiter / Waitress||14,400 MUR||-49%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Mauritius earn 18% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.