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

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


Average Monthly Salary
5,710 SGD
( 68,600 SGD yearly)

LOW
2,140
SGD
AVERAGE
5,710
SGD
HIGH
15,700
SGD

A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Singapore typically earns around 5,710 SGD per month. Salaries range from 2,140 SGD (lowest average) to 15,700 SGD (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 Rounder3,110 SGD
Assistant Executive Housekeeper2,310 SGD
Assistant Food and Beverage Director9,980 SGD
Assistant Hospitality Manager11,100 SGD
Assistant Storekeeper2,060 SGD
Assistant Tour Manager4,970 SGD
Baker and Pastrycook2,860 SGD
Bakery Manager5,900 SGD
Bakery Superintendent4,090 SGD
Banquet Manager4,320 SGD
Banquet Server2,680 SGD
Bar Attendant2,700 SGD
Bar Manager5,200 SGD
Bar Supervisor3,570 SGD
Barista3,040 SGD
Bartender3,180 SGD
Bellman2,400 SGD
Beverage Manager6,460 SGD
Bistro Attendant2,660 SGD
Buffet Chef4,740 SGD
Buffet Host2,610 SGD
Buffet Manager5,800 SGD
Butcher and Slaughterer2,170 SGD
Cafeteria Manager4,920 SGD
Cake Decorator3,110 SGD
Casino Shift Manager8,960 SGD
Chain Store Customer Support4,380 SGD
Chef4,940 SGD
Club Manager9,250 SGD
Cluster Director11,900 SGD
Cluster Revenue Manager9,320 SGD
Cocktail Server2,740 SGD
Coffee Shop Manager8,890 SGD
Concierge2,410 SGD
Confectionery Baker2,870 SGD
Conference Services Manager5,690 SGD
Cook4,200 SGD
Corporate Sous Chef6,850 SGD
Corporate Travel Consultant7,540 SGD
Croupier3,420 SGD
Culinary Assistant2,320 SGD
Culinary Associate2,320 SGD
Dietary Aide4,820 SGD
Dining Room Supervisor4,380 SGD
Dishwasher1,950 SGD
Duty Manager6,210 SGD
Events Coordinator3,750 SGD
Executive Chef5,670 SGD
Executive Pastry Chef4,570 SGD
Fast Food Cook3,950 SGD
Fast Food Shift Supervisor4,150 SGD
Fine Dining Cook6,940 SGD
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef7,050 SGD
Fleet Manager12,000 SGD
Food and Beverage Manager9,890 SGD
Food Consultant8,110 SGD
Food Safety Coordinator5,970 SGD
Food Server2,640 SGD
Food Service Director9,890 SGD
Food Service Manager10,200 SGD
Food Service Sales6,360 SGD
Food Service Worker2,480 SGD
Front Desk Agent2,950 SGD
Front Office Manager5,590 SGD
Guest Service Executive8,230 SGD
Guest Service Representative3,480 SGD
Head Concierge3,990 SGD
Hospitality Director15,000 SGD
Hostess / Host3,040 SGD
Hotel Desk Clerk2,840 SGD
Hotel Maid2,060 SGD
Hotel Manager14,900 SGD
Hotel Sales Manager10,400 SGD
Hotel Service Supervisor8,320 SGD
Hotel Staff2,640 SGD
Inventory Coordinator3,150 SGD
Kitchen Manager5,040 SGD
Kitchen Staff2,750 SGD
Kitchen Supervisor4,510 SGD
Line Cook4,430 SGD
Luggage Porter2,110 SGD
Motel Manager8,230 SGD
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant2,790 SGD
Production Operator4,330 SGD
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator4,760 SGD
Receptionist2,880 SGD
Regional Restaurant Manager11,500 SGD
Restaurant Manager9,750 SGD
Room Reservations Manager9,600 SGD
Room Service Manager9,080 SGD
Sous Chef5,410 SGD
Supervisor of Food Services6,660 SGD
Tour Consultant7,400 SGD
Travel Agent4,980 SGD
Travel Consultant6,880 SGD
Waiter / Waitress2,480 SGD

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Singapore 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 Singapore range from 2,140 SGD per month (minimum average salary) to 15,700 SGD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,940 SGD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 5,940 SGD while the other half are earning more than 5,940 SGD. 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 3,640 SGD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,640 SGD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 11,300 SGD while 25% are earning more than 11,300 SGD.


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 Singapore costs anywhere from 42,200 Singapore Dollar(s) to 127,000 Singapore Dollar(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 Singapore 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 Singapore who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
5,870 SGD
Female-5%
5,590 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Singapore for all Careers

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

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

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in Singapore are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Singapore 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.

Singapore / 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 Singapore is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
7%
Energy
5%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
1%
Travel
8%
Construction
6%
Education
4%

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

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

69% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% 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
31%
No Bonus
69%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Singapore


33 SGD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Singapore is 33 SGD. This means that the average person in Singapore earns approximately 33 SGD 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 Singapore
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The average salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 32% less than that of All Jobs.

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 Singapore earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,270 SGD
Public Sector+5%
8,670 SGD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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