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

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

Average Monthly Salary
30,500 SEK
( 366,000 SEK yearly)


A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Sweden typically earns around 30,500 SEK per month. Salaries range from 11,400 SEK (lowest average) to 83,900 SEK (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 Rounder19,500 SEK
Assistant Executive Housekeeper14,700 SEK
Assistant Food and Beverage Director62,500 SEK
Assistant Hospitality Manager66,700 SEK
Assistant Storekeeper12,500 SEK
Assistant Tour Manager29,300 SEK
Baker and Pastrycook15,500 SEK
Bakery Manager33,400 SEK
Bakery Superintendent22,400 SEK
Banquet Manager24,000 SEK
Banquet Server14,700 SEK
Bar Attendant15,200 SEK
Bar Manager31,400 SEK
Bar Supervisor21,900 SEK
Barista18,800 SEK
Bartender18,100 SEK
Bellman15,100 SEK
Beverage Manager37,300 SEK
Bistro Attendant16,200 SEK
Buffet Chef27,100 SEK
Buffet Host15,300 SEK
Buffet Manager34,400 SEK
Butcher and Slaughterer13,000 SEK
Cafeteria Manager29,900 SEK
Cake Decorator16,800 SEK
Casino Shift Manager49,900 SEK
Chain Store Customer Support24,900 SEK
Chef27,900 SEK
Club Manager55,100 SEK
Cluster Director66,600 SEK
Cluster Revenue Manager52,600 SEK
Cocktail Server15,400 SEK
Coffee Shop Manager50,900 SEK
Concierge14,500 SEK
Confectionery Baker18,200 SEK
Conference Services Manager33,400 SEK
Cook25,300 SEK
Corporate Sous Chef43,100 SEK
Corporate Travel Consultant42,400 SEK
Croupier19,300 SEK
Culinary Assistant12,900 SEK
Culinary Associate13,000 SEK
Dietary Aide29,100 SEK
Dining Room Supervisor27,500 SEK
Dishwasher12,400 SEK
Duty Manager33,600 SEK
Events Coordinator22,900 SEK
Executive Chef32,900 SEK
Executive Pastry Chef26,600 SEK
Fast Food Cook24,100 SEK
Fast Food Shift Supervisor24,700 SEK
Fine Dining Cook43,000 SEK
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef41,500 SEK
Fleet Manager71,300 SEK
Food and Beverage Manager57,700 SEK
Food Consultant43,300 SEK
Food Safety Coordinator32,300 SEK
Food Server14,100 SEK
Food Service Director53,500 SEK
Food Service Manager62,800 SEK
Food Service Sales34,900 SEK
Food Service Worker14,000 SEK
Front Desk Agent18,000 SEK
Front Office Manager32,600 SEK
Guest Service Executive50,800 SEK
Guest Service Representative19,300 SEK
Head Concierge22,500 SEK
Hospitality Director89,000 SEK
Hostess / Host16,900 SEK
Hotel Desk Clerk17,800 SEK
Hotel Maid12,900 SEK
Hotel Manager83,600 SEK
Hotel Sales Manager62,900 SEK
Hotel Service Supervisor47,400 SEK
Hotel Staff16,300 SEK
Inventory Coordinator18,000 SEK
Kitchen Manager29,100 SEK
Kitchen Staff16,100 SEK
Kitchen Supervisor26,300 SEK
Line Cook27,400 SEK
Luggage Porter12,000 SEK
Motel Manager48,700 SEK
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant16,700 SEK
Production Operator23,800 SEK
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator26,400 SEK
Receptionist17,600 SEK
Regional Restaurant Manager69,800 SEK
Restaurant Manager54,300 SEK
Room Reservations Manager54,200 SEK
Room Service Manager51,900 SEK
Sous Chef31,800 SEK
Supervisor of Food Services38,600 SEK
Tour Consultant41,100 SEK
Travel Agent29,200 SEK
Travel Consultant43,700 SEK
Waiter / Waitress14,700 SEK

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Sweden 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 Sweden range from 11,400 SEK per month (minimum average salary) to 83,900 SEK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 28,700 SEK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 28,700 SEK while the other half are earning more than 28,700 SEK. 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 18,000 SEK while 75% of them are earning more than 18,000 SEK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 52,900 SEK while 25% are earning more than 52,900 SEK.

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 Sweden costs anywhere from 226,000 Swedish Krona(s) to 677,000 Swedish Krona(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 Sweden 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 Sweden who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

31,200 SEK
29,800 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Sweden for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Sweden
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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Sweden

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

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in Sweden are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Sweden 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.

Sweden / 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 Sweden is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Sweden 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 1% to 3% 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.

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

180 SEK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Sweden is 180 SEK. This means that the average person in Sweden earns approximately 180 SEK 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 Sweden
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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
Goteborg30,600 SEK
Malmo27,600 SEK
Stockholm33,300 SEK

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

Private Sector
44,000 SEK
Public Sector+5%
46,100 SEK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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