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

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

Average Monthly Salary
363,000 MMK
( 4,360,000 MMK yearly)


A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Myanmar typically earns around 363,000 MMK per month. Salaries range from 138,000 MMK (lowest average) to 1,010,000 MMK (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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder209,000 MMK
Assistant Executive Housekeeper163,000 MMK
Assistant Food and Beverage Director669,000 MMK
Assistant Hospitality Manager764,000 MMK
Assistant Storekeeper146,000 MMK
Assistant Tour Manager351,000 MMK
Baker and Pastrycook195,000 MMK
Bakery Manager392,000 MMK
Bakery Superintendent265,000 MMK
Banquet Manager295,000 MMK
Banquet Server174,000 MMK
Bar Attendant176,000 MMK
Bar Manager368,000 MMK
Bar Supervisor240,000 MMK
Barista216,000 MMK
Bartender218,000 MMK
Bellman162,000 MMK
Beverage Manager423,000 MMK
Bistro Attendant177,000 MMK
Buffet Chef331,000 MMK
Buffet Host180,000 MMK
Buffet Manager381,000 MMK
Butcher and Slaughterer150,000 MMK
Cafeteria Manager324,000 MMK
Cake Decorator212,000 MMK
Casino Shift Manager622,000 MMK
Chain Store Customer Support297,000 MMK
Chef327,000 MMK
Club Manager617,000 MMK
Cluster Director830,000 MMK
Cluster Revenue Manager617,000 MMK
Cocktail Server178,000 MMK
Coffee Shop Manager620,000 MMK
Concierge169,000 MMK
Confectionery Baker203,000 MMK
Conference Services Manager397,000 MMK
Cook295,000 MMK
Corporate Sous Chef463,000 MMK
Corporate Travel Consultant486,000 MMK
Croupier227,000 MMK
Culinary Assistant160,000 MMK
Culinary Associate152,000 MMK
Dietary Aide342,000 MMK
Dining Room Supervisor294,000 MMK
Dishwasher138,000 MMK
Duty Manager423,000 MMK
Events Coordinator250,000 MMK
Executive Chef377,000 MMK
Executive Pastry Chef309,000 MMK
Fast Food Cook265,000 MMK
Fast Food Shift Supervisor279,000 MMK
Fine Dining Cook490,000 MMK
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef494,000 MMK
Fleet Manager801,000 MMK
Food and Beverage Manager671,000 MMK
Food Consultant525,000 MMK
Food Safety Coordinator406,000 MMK
Food Server170,000 MMK
Food Service Director671,000 MMK
Food Service Manager711,000 MMK
Food Service Sales412,000 MMK
Food Service Worker165,000 MMK
Front Desk Agent196,000 MMK
Front Office Manager381,000 MMK
Guest Service Executive576,000 MMK
Guest Service Representative237,000 MMK
Head Concierge260,000 MMK
Hospitality Director989,000 MMK
Hostess / Host207,000 MMK
Hotel Desk Clerk191,000 MMK
Hotel Maid139,000 MMK
Hotel Manager965,000 MMK
Hotel Sales Manager735,000 MMK
Hotel Service Supervisor569,000 MMK
Hotel Staff185,000 MMK
Inventory Coordinator221,000 MMK
Kitchen Manager328,000 MMK
Kitchen Staff189,000 MMK
Kitchen Supervisor306,000 MMK
Line Cook312,000 MMK
Luggage Porter146,000 MMK
Motel Manager538,000 MMK
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant192,000 MMK
Production Operator281,000 MMK
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator323,000 MMK
Receptionist194,000 MMK
Regional Restaurant Manager755,000 MMK
Restaurant Manager675,000 MMK
Room Reservations Manager633,000 MMK
Room Service Manager631,000 MMK
Sous Chef379,000 MMK
Supervisor of Food Services441,000 MMK
Tour Consultant506,000 MMK
Travel Agent347,000 MMK
Travel Consultant488,000 MMK
Waiter / Waitress165,000 MMK

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Myanmar 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 Myanmar range from 138,000 MMK per month (minimum average salary) to 1,010,000 MMK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 356,000 MMK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 356,000 MMK while the other half are earning more than 356,000 MMK. 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 222,000 MMK while 75% of them are earning more than 222,000 MMK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 671,000 MMK while 25% are earning more than 671,000 MMK.

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 Myanmar costs anywhere from 2,720,000 Kyat(s) to 8,170,000 Kyat(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 monthly Myanmar 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 Myanmar who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

397,000 MMK
333,000 MMK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Myanmar for all Careers

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

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

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in Myanmar are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Myanmar 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.

Myanmar / 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 Myanmar is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Myanmar 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 Myanmar

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

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 3% 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.

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

2,100 MMK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Myanmar is 2,100 MMK. This means that the average person in Myanmar earns approximately 2,100 MMK 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 monthly Myanmar
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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
Yangon384,000 MMK

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 Myanmar earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
515,000 MMK
Public Sector+12%
577,000 MMK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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