A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Nepal typically earns around 53,800 NPR per month. Salaries range from 20,400 NPR (lowest average) to 150,000 NPR (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||34,000 NPR|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||23,300 NPR|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||105,000 NPR|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||113,000 NPR|
|Assistant Storekeeper||22,700 NPR|
|Assistant Tour Manager||54,000 NPR|
|Baker and Pastrycook||27,000 NPR|
|Bakery Manager||58,000 NPR|
|Bakery Superintendent||40,800 NPR|
|Banquet Manager||41,200 NPR|
|Banquet Server||25,900 NPR|
|Bar Attendant||27,200 NPR|
|Bar Manager||55,200 NPR|
|Bar Supervisor||36,200 NPR|
|Beverage Manager||65,800 NPR|
|Bistro Attendant||26,800 NPR|
|Buffet Chef||47,600 NPR|
|Buffet Host||25,400 NPR|
|Buffet Manager||59,700 NPR|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||21,300 NPR|
|Cafeteria Manager||51,100 NPR|
|Cake Decorator||29,400 NPR|
|Casino Shift Manager||89,000 NPR|
|Chain Store Customer Support||42,100 NPR|
|Club Manager||99,000 NPR|
|Cluster Director||119,000 NPR|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||97,800 NPR|
|Cocktail Server||25,800 NPR|
|Coffee Shop Manager||89,200 NPR|
|Confectionery Baker||30,000 NPR|
|Conference Services Manager||55,600 NPR|
|Corporate Sous Chef||70,200 NPR|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||68,500 NPR|
|Culinary Assistant||23,000 NPR|
|Culinary Associate||21,900 NPR|
|Dietary Aide||52,900 NPR|
|Dining Room Supervisor||47,800 NPR|
|Duty Manager||58,700 NPR|
|Events Coordinator||39,100 NPR|
|Executive Chef||60,000 NPR|
|Executive Pastry Chef||45,600 NPR|
|Fast Food Cook||42,700 NPR|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||43,100 NPR|
|Fine Dining Cook||71,800 NPR|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||71,500 NPR|
|Fleet Manager||120,000 NPR|
|Food and Beverage Manager||92,600 NPR|
|Food Consultant||80,200 NPR|
|Food Safety Coordinator||56,400 NPR|
|Food Server||25,200 NPR|
|Food Service Director||90,200 NPR|
|Food Service Manager||105,000 NPR|
|Food Service Sales||61,400 NPR|
|Food Service Worker||24,400 NPR|
|Front Desk Agent||29,800 NPR|
|Front Office Manager||54,200 NPR|
|Guest Service Executive||87,600 NPR|
|Guest Service Representative||32,100 NPR|
|Head Concierge||40,200 NPR|
|Hospitality Director||144,000 NPR|
|Hostess / Host||28,000 NPR|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||30,000 NPR|
|Hotel Maid||21,100 NPR|
|Hotel Manager||145,000 NPR|
|Hotel Sales Manager||110,000 NPR|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||77,400 NPR|
|Hotel Staff||28,200 NPR|
|Inventory Coordinator||33,900 NPR|
|Kitchen Manager||49,500 NPR|
|Kitchen Staff||25,900 NPR|
|Kitchen Supervisor||42,200 NPR|
|Line Cook||44,200 NPR|
|Luggage Porter||21,800 NPR|
|Motel Manager||81,700 NPR|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||26,500 NPR|
|Production Operator||43,300 NPR|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||46,800 NPR|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||115,000 NPR|
|Restaurant Manager||93,500 NPR|
|Room Reservations Manager||97,200 NPR|
|Room Service Manager||87,900 NPR|
|Sous Chef||54,800 NPR|
|Supervisor of Food Services||68,200 NPR|
|Tour Consultant||70,600 NPR|
|Travel Agent||48,700 NPR|
|Travel Consultant||71,900 NPR|
|Waiter / Waitress||25,600 NPR|
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Nepal range from 20,400 NPR per month (minimum average salary) to 150,000 NPR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 56,000 NPR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 56,000 NPR while the other half are earning more than 56,000 NPR. 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 34,400 NPR while 75% of them are earning more than 34,400 NPR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 107,000 NPR while 25% are earning more than 107,000 NPR.
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 Nepal costs anywhere from 404,000 Nepalese Rupee(s) to 1,210,000 Nepalese Rupee(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 Nepal who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in Nepal are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 28 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 Nepal for the year 2022. 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.
88% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 12% 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 Nepal earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
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