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Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salary in United States 2018

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

3,514 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in United States typically earns around 3,514 USD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Jobs Salary Distribution in United States

25% of people earn
2,250 USD
or less
50% of people earn
3,200 USD
or less
75% of people earn
4,163 USD
or less
1,000 USD
3,200 USD
12,083 USD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in United States range between 1,000 USD per month (minimum salary) to 12,083 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,200 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 3,200 USD while the other half are earning more than 3,200 USD. 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 similar values: the 25th and 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 2,250 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 2,250 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 4,163 USD while 25% of them are earning more than 4,163 USD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should I be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both 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. You have plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. Luckily for you, we have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Salary Trend and Forecast in United States

How are Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salary in United States in recent years.

Average Salary 2015    =  
3,292 USD
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
3,358 USD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
3,452 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
3,514 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in United States are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet slow continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Hourly Wage in United States

18 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 18 USD. This means that the average person in United States earns approximatly 18 USD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and is considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By Job Title (Average Monthly Salary)

Job TitleAverage Salary
Bakers and Pastrycooks2,042 USD
Bakery Superintendent1,800 USD
Banquet Manager2,833 USD
Barista1,950 USD
Bartender2,250 USD
Beverage Manager3,480 USD
Butchers and Slaughterers1,200 USD
Cake Decorator1,800 USD
Chef2,885 USD
Chef ( Executive )4,412 USD
Chef ( Fine Dining Restaurant )5,229 USD
Conference Services Manager5,208 USD
Cook2,592 USD
Cook ( Fine Dining )1,600 USD
Corporate Sous Chef4,198 USD
Fleet Manager5,167 USD
Food Server2,100 USD
Food Service Director6,271 USD
Food Service Sales5,875 USD
Front Desk Agent1,806 USD
Front Office Manager2,708 USD
Group Services Coordinator2,000 USD
Hostess / Host3,333 USD
Hotel Manager8,438 USD
Hotel Service Supervisor2,738 USD
Kitchen Manager2,747 USD
Motel Manager3,638 USD
Receptionist1,160 USD
Restaurant Manager3,308 USD
Room Reservations Manager3,583 USD
Supervisor of Food Services1,700 USD
Travel Agent and Tour Guide5,072 USD
Waiter1,700 USD

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Salary Comparison By State (Average Monthly Salary)

StateAverage Salary
California4,127 USD
Colorado2,960 USD
Florida2,992 USD
Illinois4,410 USD
Maryland3,475 USD
Massachusetts1,680 USD
Minnesota3,565 USD
Missouri1,778 USD
Nebraska3,830 USD
New Jersey4,288 USD
New York5,662 USD
North Carolina3,300 USD
Ohio3,979 USD
Oregon3,839 USD
Pennsylvania2,552 USD
Texas4,417 USD
Vermont3,623 USD
Washington2,670 USD

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