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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in Turkey 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
5,220 TRY
( 62,700 TRY yearly)


A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Turkey typically earns around 5,220 TRY per month. Salaries range from 1,980 TRY (lowest average) to 14,600 TRY (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 Rounder3,270 TRY
Assistant Executive Housekeeper2,430 TRY
Assistant Food and Beverage Director10,200 TRY
Assistant Hospitality Manager11,400 TRY
Assistant Storekeeper2,110 TRY
Assistant Tour Manager5,350 TRY
Baker and Pastrycook2,780 TRY
Bakery Manager5,740 TRY
Bakery Superintendent4,080 TRY
Banquet Manager3,990 TRY
Banquet Server2,610 TRY
Bar Attendant2,570 TRY
Bar Manager5,190 TRY
Bar Supervisor3,660 TRY
Barista3,190 TRY
Bartender3,100 TRY
Bellman2,580 TRY
Beverage Manager6,450 TRY
Bistro Attendant2,790 TRY
Buffet Chef4,610 TRY
Buffet Host2,670 TRY
Buffet Manager5,510 TRY
Butcher and Slaughterer2,110 TRY
Cafeteria Manager4,910 TRY
Cake Decorator3,030 TRY
Casino Shift Manager9,170 TRY
Chain Store Customer Support4,380 TRY
Chef5,180 TRY
Club Manager9,710 TRY
Cluster Director12,200 TRY
Cluster Revenue Manager9,780 TRY
Cocktail Server2,740 TRY
Coffee Shop Manager8,650 TRY
Concierge2,530 TRY
Confectionery Baker3,090 TRY
Conference Services Manager5,680 TRY
Cook4,510 TRY
Corporate Sous Chef7,380 TRY
Corporate Travel Consultant7,350 TRY
Croupier3,330 TRY
Culinary Assistant2,210 TRY
Culinary Associate2,250 TRY
Dietary Aide4,930 TRY
Dining Room Supervisor4,600 TRY
Dishwasher2,100 TRY
Duty Manager6,050 TRY
Events Coordinator4,030 TRY
Executive Chef5,660 TRY
Executive Pastry Chef4,560 TRY
Fast Food Cook3,940 TRY
Fast Food Shift Supervisor4,140 TRY
Fine Dining Cook7,110 TRY
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef7,220 TRY
Fleet Manager12,900 TRY
Food and Beverage Manager9,170 TRY
Food Consultant7,710 TRY
Food Safety Coordinator5,810 TRY
Food Server2,450 TRY
Food Service Director9,400 TRY
Food Service Manager10,700 TRY
Food Service Sales6,200 TRY
Food Service Worker2,410 TRY
Front Desk Agent3,100 TRY
Front Office Manager5,310 TRY
Guest Service Executive8,010 TRY
Guest Service Representative3,470 TRY
Head Concierge3,790 TRY
Hospitality Director14,600 TRY
Hostess / Host3,040 TRY
Hotel Desk Clerk2,910 TRY
Hotel Maid2,210 TRY
Hotel Manager13,800 TRY
Hotel Sales Manager10,400 TRY
Hotel Service Supervisor7,910 TRY
Hotel Staff2,570 TRY
Inventory Coordinator3,220 TRY
Kitchen Manager4,910 TRY
Kitchen Staff2,750 TRY
Kitchen Supervisor4,180 TRY
Line Cook4,420 TRY
Luggage Porter2,160 TRY
Motel Manager8,420 TRY
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant2,650 TRY
Production Operator4,330 TRY
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator4,640 TRY
Receptionist2,950 TRY
Regional Restaurant Manager11,200 TRY
Restaurant Manager9,740 TRY
Room Reservations Manager9,820 TRY
Room Service Manager9,520 TRY
Sous Chef5,540 TRY
Supervisor of Food Services6,480 TRY
Tour Consultant6,850 TRY
Travel Agent4,970 TRY
Travel Consultant7,410 TRY
Waiter / Waitress2,540 TRY

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Turkey 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 Turkey range from 1,980 TRY per month (minimum average salary) to 14,600 TRY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,220 TRY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 5,220 TRY while the other half are earning more than 5,220 TRY. 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 3,240 TRY while 75% of them are earning more than 3,240 TRY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 9,890 TRY while 25% are earning more than 9,890 TRY.

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.
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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 Turkey costs anywhere from 39,200 Turkish Lira(s) to 117,000 Turkish Lira(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 Turkey 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 Turkey who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

5,360 TRY
5,050 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Turkey for all Careers

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

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

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

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

Turkey / 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 Turkey is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Turkey for the year 2020. 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 Turkey

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

30 TRY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Turkey is 30 TRY. This means that the average person in Turkey earns approximately 30 TRY 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 Turkey
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The average salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 33% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ankara5,670 TRY
Antalya5,090 TRY
Istanbul6,110 TRY
Izmir5,450 TRY

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

Private Sector
7,630 TRY
Public Sector+5%
8,010 TRY
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