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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in Azerbaijan 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
1,970 AZN
( 23,600 AZN yearly)


A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Azerbaijan typically earns around 1,970 AZN per month. Salaries range from 750 AZN (lowest average) to 5,490 AZN (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 Rounder1,250 AZN
Assistant Executive Housekeeper890 AZN
Assistant Food and Beverage Director3,770 AZN
Assistant Hospitality Manager4,320 AZN
Assistant Storekeeper810 AZN
Assistant Tour Manager1,870 AZN
Baker and Pastrycook1,080 AZN
Bakery Manager2,170 AZN
Bakery Superintendent1,430 AZN
Banquet Manager1,540 AZN
Banquet Server970 AZN
Bar Attendant980 AZN
Bar Manager2,110 AZN
Bar Supervisor1,470 AZN
Barista1,160 AZN
Bartender1,180 AZN
Bellman930 AZN
Beverage Manager2,430 AZN
Bistro Attendant1,000 AZN
Buffet Chef1,850 AZN
Buffet Host1,000 AZN
Buffet Manager2,270 AZN
Butcher and Slaughterer780 AZN
Cafeteria Manager1,810 AZN
Cake Decorator1,180 AZN
Casino Shift Manager3,360 AZN
Chain Store Customer Support1,640 AZN
Chef1,890 AZN
Club Manager3,450 AZN
Cluster Director4,480 AZN
Cluster Revenue Manager3,560 AZN
Cocktail Server970 AZN
Coffee Shop Manager3,460 AZN
Concierge950 AZN
Confectionery Baker1,180 AZN
Conference Services Manager2,160 AZN
Cook1,600 AZN
Corporate Sous Chef2,660 AZN
Corporate Travel Consultant2,770 AZN
Croupier1,260 AZN
Culinary Assistant880 AZN
Culinary Associate890 AZN
Dietary Aide1,880 AZN
Dining Room Supervisor1,760 AZN
Dishwasher800 AZN
Duty Manager2,350 AZN
Events Coordinator1,510 AZN
Executive Chef2,250 AZN
Executive Pastry Chef1,730 AZN
Fast Food Cook1,530 AZN
Fast Food Shift Supervisor1,590 AZN
Fine Dining Cook2,740 AZN
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef2,850 AZN
Fleet Manager4,750 AZN
Food and Beverage Manager3,610 AZN
Food Consultant3,020 AZN
Food Safety Coordinator2,260 AZN
Food Server920 AZN
Food Service Director3,520 AZN
Food Service Manager4,070 AZN
Food Service Sales2,310 AZN
Food Service Worker910 AZN
Front Desk Agent1,110 AZN
Front Office Manager1,960 AZN
Guest Service Executive3,170 AZN
Guest Service Representative1,290 AZN
Head Concierge1,450 AZN
Hospitality Director5,660 AZN
Hostess / Host1,130 AZN
Hotel Desk Clerk1,080 AZN
Hotel Maid800 AZN
Hotel Manager5,590 AZN
Hotel Sales Manager4,220 AZN
Hotel Service Supervisor3,190 AZN
Hotel Staff1,020 AZN
Inventory Coordinator1,260 AZN
Kitchen Manager1,780 AZN
Kitchen Staff990 AZN
Kitchen Supervisor1,650 AZN
Line Cook1,640 AZN
Luggage Porter800 AZN
Motel Manager3,020 AZN
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant1,050 AZN
Production Operator1,510 AZN
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator1,650 AZN
Receptionist1,190 AZN
Regional Restaurant Manager4,390 AZN
Restaurant Manager3,790 AZN
Room Reservations Manager3,800 AZN
Room Service Manager3,320 AZN
Sous Chef2,190 AZN
Supervisor of Food Services2,480 AZN
Tour Consultant2,630 AZN
Travel Agent1,890 AZN
Travel Consultant2,820 AZN
Waiter / Waitress960 AZN

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan range from 750 AZN per month (minimum average salary) to 5,490 AZN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,010 AZN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 2,010 AZN while the other half are earning more than 2,010 AZN. 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 1,240 AZN while 75% of them are earning more than 1,240 AZN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 3,820 AZN while 25% are earning more than 3,820 AZN.

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 Azerbaijan costs anywhere from 14,700 Azerbaijanian Manat(s) to 44,200 Azerbaijanian Manat(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

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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 Azerbaijan who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

2,050 AZN
1,840 AZN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Azerbaijan for all Careers

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

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

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in Azerbaijan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 months.

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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.

Azerbaijan / 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 Azerbaijan is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Azerbaijan for the year 2021. 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 Azerbaijan

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

75% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 25% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Azerbaijan

11 AZN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Azerbaijan is 11 AZN. This means that the average person in Azerbaijan earns approximately 11 AZN 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 Azerbaijan
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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
Baku2,150 AZN
Ganja2,000 AZN
Sumqayit1,830 AZN

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 Azerbaijan earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,790 AZN
Public Sector+10%
3,060 AZN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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