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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||1,250 AZN|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||890 AZN|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||3,770 AZN|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||4,320 AZN|
|Assistant Storekeeper||810 AZN|
|Assistant Tour Manager||1,870 AZN|
|Baker and Pastrycook||1,080 AZN|
|Bakery Manager||2,170 AZN|
|Bakery Superintendent||1,430 AZN|
|Banquet Manager||1,540 AZN|
|Banquet Server||970 AZN|
|Bar Attendant||980 AZN|
|Bar Manager||2,110 AZN|
|Bar Supervisor||1,470 AZN|
|Beverage Manager||2,430 AZN|
|Bistro Attendant||1,000 AZN|
|Buffet Chef||1,850 AZN|
|Buffet Host||1,000 AZN|
|Buffet Manager||2,270 AZN|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||780 AZN|
|Cafeteria Manager||1,810 AZN|
|Cake Decorator||1,180 AZN|
|Casino Shift Manager||3,360 AZN|
|Chain Store Customer Support||1,640 AZN|
|Club Manager||3,450 AZN|
|Cluster Director||4,480 AZN|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||3,560 AZN|
|Cocktail Server||970 AZN|
|Coffee Shop Manager||3,460 AZN|
|Confectionery Baker||1,180 AZN|
|Conference Services Manager||2,160 AZN|
|Corporate Sous Chef||2,660 AZN|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||2,770 AZN|
|Culinary Assistant||880 AZN|
|Culinary Associate||890 AZN|
|Dietary Aide||1,880 AZN|
|Dining Room Supervisor||1,760 AZN|
|Duty Manager||2,350 AZN|
|Events Coordinator||1,510 AZN|
|Executive Chef||2,250 AZN|
|Executive Pastry Chef||1,730 AZN|
|Fast Food Cook||1,530 AZN|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||1,590 AZN|
|Fine Dining Cook||2,740 AZN|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||2,850 AZN|
|Fleet Manager||4,750 AZN|
|Food and Beverage Manager||3,610 AZN|
|Food Consultant||3,020 AZN|
|Food Safety Coordinator||2,260 AZN|
|Food Server||920 AZN|
|Food Service Director||3,520 AZN|
|Food Service Manager||4,070 AZN|
|Food Service Sales||2,310 AZN|
|Food Service Worker||910 AZN|
|Front Desk Agent||1,110 AZN|
|Front Office Manager||1,960 AZN|
|Guest Service Executive||3,170 AZN|
|Guest Service Representative||1,290 AZN|
|Head Concierge||1,450 AZN|
|Hospitality Director||5,660 AZN|
|Hostess / Host||1,130 AZN|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||1,080 AZN|
|Hotel Maid||800 AZN|
|Hotel Manager||5,590 AZN|
|Hotel Sales Manager||4,220 AZN|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||3,190 AZN|
|Hotel Staff||1,020 AZN|
|Inventory Coordinator||1,260 AZN|
|Kitchen Manager||1,780 AZN|
|Kitchen Staff||990 AZN|
|Kitchen Supervisor||1,650 AZN|
|Line Cook||1,640 AZN|
|Luggage Porter||800 AZN|
|Motel Manager||3,020 AZN|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||1,050 AZN|
|Production Operator||1,510 AZN|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||1,650 AZN|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||4,390 AZN|
|Restaurant Manager||3,790 AZN|
|Room Reservations Manager||3,800 AZN|
|Room Service Manager||3,320 AZN|
|Sous Chef||2,190 AZN|
|Supervisor of Food Services||2,480 AZN|
|Tour Consultant||2,630 AZN|
|Travel Agent||1,890 AZN|
|Travel Consultant||2,820 AZN|
|Waiter / Waitress||960 AZN|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 33% less than that of All Jobs.
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.