A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Bahrain typically earns around 1,230 BHD per month. Salaries range from 590 BHD (lowest average) to 2,200 BHD (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||1,160 BHD|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||970 BHD|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||1,810 BHD|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||1,880 BHD|
|Assistant Storekeeper||760 BHD|
|Assistant Tour Manager||1,410 BHD|
|Baker and Pastrycook||960 BHD|
|Bakery Manager||1,410 BHD|
|Bakery Superintendent||1,190 BHD|
|Banquet Manager||1,230 BHD|
|Banquet Server||950 BHD|
|Bar Attendant||1,030 BHD|
|Bar Manager||1,460 BHD|
|Bar Supervisor||1,150 BHD|
|Beverage Manager||1,410 BHD|
|Bistro Attendant||890 BHD|
|Buffet Chef||1,300 BHD|
|Buffet Host||850 BHD|
|Buffet Manager||1,420 BHD|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||900 BHD|
|Cafeteria Manager||1,390 BHD|
|Cake Decorator||980 BHD|
|Casino Shift Manager||1,620 BHD|
|Chain Store Customer Support||1,230 BHD|
|Club Manager||1,710 BHD|
|Cluster Director||1,810 BHD|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||1,750 BHD|
|Cocktail Server||910 BHD|
|Coffee Shop Manager||1,620 BHD|
|Confectionery Baker||1,040 BHD|
|Conference Services Manager||1,340 BHD|
|Corporate Sous Chef||1,530 BHD|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||1,350 BHD|
|Culinary Assistant||1,000 BHD|
|Culinary Associate||990 BHD|
|Dietary Aide||1,140 BHD|
|Dining Room Supervisor||1,350 BHD|
|Duty Manager||1,410 BHD|
|Events Coordinator||1,180 BHD|
|Executive Chef||1,340 BHD|
|Executive Pastry Chef||1,130 BHD|
|Fast Food Cook||1,130 BHD|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||1,240 BHD|
|Fine Dining Cook||1,380 BHD|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||1,470 BHD|
|Fleet Manager||1,490 BHD|
|Food and Beverage Manager||1,540 BHD|
|Food Consultant||1,650 BHD|
|Food Safety Coordinator||1,370 BHD|
|Food Server||840 BHD|
|Food Service Director||1,550 BHD|
|Food Service Manager||1,580 BHD|
|Food Service Sales||1,380 BHD|
|Food Service Worker||920 BHD|
|Front Desk Agent||1,060 BHD|
|Front Office Manager||1,390 BHD|
|Guest Service Executive||1,640 BHD|
|Guest Service Representative||1,200 BHD|
|Head Concierge||1,210 BHD|
|Hospitality Director||2,320 BHD|
|Hostess / Host||1,200 BHD|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||930 BHD|
|Hotel Maid||660 BHD|
|Hotel Manager||2,310 BHD|
|Hotel Sales Manager||1,790 BHD|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||1,480 BHD|
|Hotel Staff||1,100 BHD|
|Inventory Coordinator||1,040 BHD|
|Kitchen Manager||1,290 BHD|
|Kitchen Staff||1,010 BHD|
|Kitchen Supervisor||1,160 BHD|
|Line Cook||1,260 BHD|
|Luggage Porter||590 BHD|
|Motel Manager||1,540 BHD|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||810 BHD|
|Production Operator||820 BHD|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||1,070 BHD|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||2,020 BHD|
|Restaurant Manager||1,720 BHD|
|Room Reservations Manager||1,580 BHD|
|Room Service Manager||1,610 BHD|
|Sous Chef||1,190 BHD|
|Supervisor of Food Services||1,450 BHD|
|Tour Consultant||1,380 BHD|
|Travel Agent||1,260 BHD|
|Travel Consultant||1,390 BHD|
|Waiter / Waitress||950 BHD|
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Bahrain range from 590 BHD per month (minimum average salary) to 2,200 BHD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 1,300 BHD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 1,300 BHD while the other half are earning more than 1,300 BHD. 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 850 BHD while 75% of them are earning more than 850 BHD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 1,860 BHD while 25% are earning more than 1,860 BHD.
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 Bahrain costs anywhere from 7,450 Bahraini Dinar(s) to 22,300 Bahraini Dinar(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 earn 15% more than their female counterparts.
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in Bahrain 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 Bahrain 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.
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.
87% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 13% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Bahrain earn 17% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Bahrain are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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 18% less than that of All Jobs.