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

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

Average Monthly Salary
6,070 RON
( 72,900 RON yearly)


A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Romania typically earns around 6,070 RON per month. Salaries range from 2,270 RON (lowest average) to 16,700 RON (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 Rounder3,490 RON
Assistant Executive Housekeeper2,510 RON
Assistant Food and Beverage Director11,000 RON
Assistant Hospitality Manager12,100 RON
Assistant Storekeeper2,270 RON
Assistant Tour Manager5,680 RON
Baker and Pastrycook3,030 RON
Bakery Manager6,340 RON
Bakery Superintendent4,250 RON
Banquet Manager4,400 RON
Banquet Server2,750 RON
Bar Attendant2,990 RON
Bar Manager5,650 RON
Bar Supervisor4,210 RON
Barista3,520 RON
Bartender3,460 RON
Bellman2,730 RON
Beverage Manager6,900 RON
Bistro Attendant3,000 RON
Buffet Chef5,450 RON
Buffet Host2,740 RON
Buffet Manager5,980 RON
Butcher and Slaughterer2,420 RON
Cafeteria Manager5,400 RON
Cake Decorator3,290 RON
Casino Shift Manager9,670 RON
Chain Store Customer Support4,580 RON
Chef5,230 RON
Club Manager10,100 RON
Cluster Director12,900 RON
Cluster Revenue Manager9,880 RON
Cocktail Server2,960 RON
Coffee Shop Manager10,200 RON
Concierge2,540 RON
Confectionery Baker3,160 RON
Conference Services Manager6,230 RON
Cook4,490 RON
Corporate Sous Chef7,800 RON
Corporate Travel Consultant8,020 RON
Croupier3,680 RON
Culinary Assistant2,410 RON
Culinary Associate2,350 RON
Dietary Aide5,310 RON
Dining Room Supervisor4,910 RON
Dishwasher2,150 RON
Duty Manager6,580 RON
Events Coordinator4,290 RON
Executive Chef6,400 RON
Executive Pastry Chef4,940 RON
Fast Food Cook4,590 RON
Fast Food Shift Supervisor4,650 RON
Fine Dining Cook7,920 RON
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef7,830 RON
Fleet Manager13,200 RON
Food and Beverage Manager9,820 RON
Food Consultant8,740 RON
Food Safety Coordinator6,310 RON
Food Server2,810 RON
Food Service Director10,300 RON
Food Service Manager11,200 RON
Food Service Sales6,520 RON
Food Service Worker2,660 RON
Front Desk Agent3,330 RON
Front Office Manager5,630 RON
Guest Service Executive9,140 RON
Guest Service Representative3,500 RON
Head Concierge4,420 RON
Hospitality Director15,700 RON
Hostess / Host3,060 RON
Hotel Desk Clerk3,150 RON
Hotel Maid2,340 RON
Hotel Manager16,200 RON
Hotel Sales Manager11,300 RON
Hotel Service Supervisor8,930 RON
Hotel Staff2,940 RON
Inventory Coordinator3,370 RON
Kitchen Manager5,310 RON
Kitchen Staff2,850 RON
Kitchen Supervisor4,470 RON
Line Cook4,990 RON
Luggage Porter2,360 RON
Motel Manager8,350 RON
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant3,080 RON
Production Operator4,500 RON
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator4,720 RON
Receptionist3,390 RON
Regional Restaurant Manager12,400 RON
Restaurant Manager10,400 RON
Room Reservations Manager10,000 RON
Room Service Manager10,300 RON
Sous Chef6,000 RON
Supervisor of Food Services7,430 RON
Tour Consultant7,550 RON
Travel Agent5,450 RON
Travel Consultant7,580 RON
Waiter / Waitress2,660 RON

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Romania 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 Romania range from 2,270 RON per month (minimum average salary) to 16,700 RON per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,320 RON per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 6,320 RON while the other half are earning more than 6,320 RON. 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 3,870 RON while 75% of them are earning more than 3,870 RON. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 12,000 RON while 25% are earning more than 12,000 RON.

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?

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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 Romania costs anywhere from 44,900 New Leu(s) to 135,000 New Leu(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 Romania 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 Romania who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

5,920 RON
6,360 RON
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Romania for all Careers

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

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

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in Romania 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 Romania 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.

Romania / 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 Romania is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

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

73% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Romania earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,760 RON
Public Sector+7%
9,390 RON
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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

35 RON per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Romania is 35 RON. This means that the average person in Romania earns approximately 35 RON 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 Romania
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The average salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 32% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Brasov5,420 RON
Bucharest6,580 RON
Cluj-Napoca6,060 RON
Sibiu6,370 RON
Timisoara5,700 RON
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