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Chef Average Salary in Mauritius 2020

How much money does a Chef make in Mauritius?

Average Monthly Salary
28,500 MUR
( 342,000 MUR yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Mauritius

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Chef salaries in Mauritius range from 14,000 MUR per month (minimum salary) to 44,400 MUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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

Chef Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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.

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.

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.

Chef average salary change by experience in Mauritius

0 - 2 Years
16,500 MUR
2 - 5 Years+29%
21,300 MUR
5 - 10 Years+38%
29,300 MUR
10 - 15 Years+24%
36,300 MUR
15 - 20 Years+7%
38,900 MUR
20+ Years+7%
41,500 MUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Chef Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Chef(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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.

Chef average salary difference by education level in Mauritius

High School
23,400 MUR
Certificate or Diploma+65%
38,600 MUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Chef Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Chef employees in Mauritius earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

29,300 MUR
27,300 MUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Mauritius for all Careers

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Chef Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Mauritius

How much are annual salary increments in Mauritius for Chef(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Mauritius Chef
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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.

Mauritius / 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 Mauritius is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Chef Bonus and Incentive Rates in Mauritius

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

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.

Chef Average Hourly Wage in Mauritius

160 MUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Mauritius is 160 MUR. This means that the average Chef in Mauritius earns approximately 160 MUR 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.

Chef VS Other Jobs

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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder18,400 MUR-35%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper13,500 MUR-53%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director61,800 MUR+120%
Assistant Hospitality Manager61,900 MUR+120%
Assistant Storekeeper12,100 MUR-57%
Assistant Tour Manager29,800 MUR+5%
Baker and Pastrycook15,700 MUR-45%
Bakery Manager36,000 MUR+26%
Bakery Superintendent23,300 MUR-18%
Banquet Manager25,700 MUR-10%
Banquet Server14,500 MUR-49%
Bar Attendant15,200 MUR-47%
Bar Manager31,900 MUR+12%
Bar Supervisor20,600 MUR-28%
Barista18,300 MUR-36%
Bartender18,600 MUR-35%
Bellman15,100 MUR-47%
Beverage Manager35,500 MUR+25%
Bistro Attendant15,800 MUR-45%
Buffet Chef28,500 MUR+0%
Buffet Host15,000 MUR-47%
Buffet Manager34,700 MUR+22%
Butcher and Slaughterer12,200 MUR-57%
Cafeteria Manager28,900 MUR+2%
Cake Decorator17,000 MUR-40%
Casino Shift Manager54,800 MUR+92%
Chain Store Customer Support23,900 MUR-16%
Chef28,500 MUR+0%
Club Manager56,800 MUR+100%
Cluster Director73,000 MUR+160%
Cluster Revenue Manager53,700 MUR+89%
Cocktail Server15,200 MUR-47%
Coffee Shop Manager53,400 MUR+88%
Concierge14,600 MUR-49%
Confectionery Baker17,700 MUR-38%
Conference Services Manager35,000 MUR+23%
Cook24,300 MUR-15%
Corporate Sous Chef43,100 MUR+51%
Corporate Travel Consultant43,600 MUR+53%
Croupier20,900 MUR-27%
Culinary Assistant13,200 MUR-54%
Culinary Associate13,700 MUR-52%
Dietary Aide28,300 MUR-1%
Dining Room Supervisor26,000 MUR-9%
Dishwasher12,100 MUR-57%
Duty Manager34,100 MUR+20%
Events Coordinator21,300 MUR-25%
Executive Chef32,100 MUR+13%
Executive Pastry Chef26,600 MUR-7%
Fast Food Cook23,800 MUR-16%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor25,900 MUR-9%
Fine Dining Cook43,600 MUR+53%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef41,600 MUR+46%
Fleet Manager70,400 MUR+150%
Food and Beverage Manager55,200 MUR+94%
Food Consultant47,100 MUR+65%
Food Safety Coordinator32,700 MUR+15%
Food Server14,500 MUR-49%
Food Service Director56,600 MUR+99%
Food Service Manager59,700 MUR+110%
Food Service Sales34,300 MUR+20%
Food Service Worker15,100 MUR-47%
Front Desk Agent17,600 MUR-38%
Front Office Manager33,000 MUR+16%
Guest Service Executive51,000 MUR+79%
Guest Service Representative19,600 MUR-31%
Head Concierge22,400 MUR-21%
Hospitality Director85,800 MUR+200%
Hostess / Host17,100 MUR-40%
Hotel Desk Clerk17,600 MUR-38%
Hotel Maid12,900 MUR-55%
Hotel Manager86,900 MUR+210%
Hotel Sales Manager63,900 MUR+120%
Hotel Service Supervisor45,900 MUR+61%
Hotel Staff16,400 MUR-42%
Inventory Coordinator19,200 MUR-33%
Kitchen Manager29,000 MUR+2%
Kitchen Staff16,500 MUR-42%
Kitchen Supervisor25,200 MUR-11%
Line Cook26,300 MUR-8%
Luggage Porter12,500 MUR-56%
Motel Manager46,400 MUR+63%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant16,400 MUR-42%
Production Operator24,700 MUR-13%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator27,900 MUR-2%
Receptionist16,600 MUR-42%
Regional Restaurant Manager63,600 MUR+120%
Restaurant Manager56,400 MUR+98%
Room Reservations Manager57,700 MUR+100%
Room Service Manager51,500 MUR+81%
Sous Chef31,900 MUR+12%
Supervisor of Food Services39,400 MUR+38%
Tour Consultant44,000 MUR+55%
Travel Agent30,600 MUR+7%
Travel Consultant42,500 MUR+49%
Waiter / Waitress14,400 MUR-49%

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 Mauritius earn 18% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
41,800 MUR
Public Sector+18%
49,200 MUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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