A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Slovenia typically earns around 1,320 EUR per month. Salaries range from 500 EUR (lowest average) to 3,670 EUR (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||720 EUR|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||560 EUR|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||2,430 EUR|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||2,510 EUR|
|Assistant Storekeeper||480 EUR|
|Assistant Tour Manager||1,150 EUR|
|Baker and Pastrycook||640 EUR|
|Bakery Manager||1,420 EUR|
|Bakery Superintendent||910 EUR|
|Banquet Manager||970 EUR|
|Banquet Server||630 EUR|
|Bar Attendant||610 EUR|
|Bar Manager||1,270 EUR|
|Bar Supervisor||870 EUR|
|Beverage Manager||1,460 EUR|
|Bistro Attendant||610 EUR|
|Buffet Chef||1,080 EUR|
|Buffet Host||590 EUR|
|Buffet Manager||1,310 EUR|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||490 EUR|
|Cafeteria Manager||1,120 EUR|
|Cake Decorator||690 EUR|
|Casino Shift Manager||2,040 EUR|
|Chain Store Customer Support||1,030 EUR|
|Club Manager||2,130 EUR|
|Cluster Director||2,720 EUR|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||2,130 EUR|
|Cocktail Server||610 EUR|
|Coffee Shop Manager||2,030 EUR|
|Confectionery Baker||670 EUR|
|Conference Services Manager||1,370 EUR|
|Corporate Sous Chef||1,680 EUR|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||1,760 EUR|
|Culinary Assistant||550 EUR|
|Culinary Associate||550 EUR|
|Dietary Aide||1,120 EUR|
|Dining Room Supervisor||1,020 EUR|
|Duty Manager||1,390 EUR|
|Events Coordinator||910 EUR|
|Executive Chef||1,300 EUR|
|Executive Pastry Chef||1,060 EUR|
|Fast Food Cook||910 EUR|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||960 EUR|
|Fine Dining Cook||1,610 EUR|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||1,620 EUR|
|Fleet Manager||2,910 EUR|
|Food and Beverage Manager||2,200 EUR|
|Food Consultant||1,810 EUR|
|Food Safety Coordinator||1,330 EUR|
|Food Server||620 EUR|
|Food Service Director||2,310 EUR|
|Food Service Manager||2,450 EUR|
|Food Service Sales||1,490 EUR|
|Food Service Worker||600 EUR|
|Front Desk Agent||680 EUR|
|Front Office Manager||1,310 EUR|
|Guest Service Executive||1,890 EUR|
|Guest Service Representative||820 EUR|
|Head Concierge||900 EUR|
|Hospitality Director||3,580 EUR|
|Hostess / Host||710 EUR|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||690 EUR|
|Hotel Maid||500 EUR|
|Hotel Manager||3,490 EUR|
|Hotel Sales Manager||2,540 EUR|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||1,960 EUR|
|Hotel Staff||610 EUR|
|Inventory Coordinator||730 EUR|
|Kitchen Manager||1,190 EUR|
|Kitchen Staff||650 EUR|
|Kitchen Supervisor||1,000 EUR|
|Line Cook||1,070 EUR|
|Luggage Porter||480 EUR|
|Motel Manager||1,950 EUR|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||660 EUR|
|Production Operator||970 EUR|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||1,060 EUR|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||2,730 EUR|
|Restaurant Manager||2,330 EUR|
|Room Reservations Manager||2,290 EUR|
|Room Service Manager||2,170 EUR|
|Sous Chef||1,240 EUR|
|Supervisor of Food Services||1,600 EUR|
|Tour Consultant||1,660 EUR|
|Travel Agent||1,200 EUR|
|Travel Consultant||1,600 EUR|
|Waiter / Waitress||600 EUR|
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Slovenia range from 500 EUR per month (starting average salary) to 3,670 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.
The median salary is 1,240 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 1,240 EUR while the other half are earning more than 1,240 EUR. 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 960 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 960 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 1,610 EUR while 25% are earning more than 1,610 EUR.
We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 780 EUR to 1,510 EUR. Approximatly 20% fall under the 780 EUR cap. Ten percent of wages are from 1,510 EUR to 1,840 EUR. Only 5% of people grossed 1,840 EUR or more.
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 Slovenia costs anywhere from 9,860 Euro(s) to 29,600 Euro(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 Slovenia who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in Slovenia 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.
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 Slovenia 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.
Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is considered to be a low bonus-based field. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
70% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% 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.
|Average Salary 2019|
|Average Salary 2020||+4%|
|Average Salary 2021||+4%|
|Average Salary 2022||+4%|
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Slovenia are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 4% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 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.
This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Slovenia is 3 EUR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
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 Slovenia earn 13% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 1,240 EUR and 1,610 EUR. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.
The base salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Slovenia is ranges from 960 EUR to 1,610 EUR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.
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
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