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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in Cayman Islands 2020

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

Average Yearly Salary
26,300 KYD
( 2,190 KYD monthly)


A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Cayman Islands typically earns around 26,300 KYD per year. Salaries range from 9,840 KYD (lowest average) to 72,400 KYD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly 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 Rounder15,300 KYD
Assistant Executive Housekeeper12,000 KYD
Assistant Food and Beverage Director49,800 KYD
Assistant Hospitality Manager51,600 KYD
Assistant Storekeeper10,600 KYD
Assistant Tour Manager25,900 KYD
Baker and Pastrycook13,600 KYD
Bakery Manager30,100 KYD
Bakery Superintendent18,300 KYD
Banquet Manager20,300 KYD
Banquet Server12,200 KYD
Bar Attendant13,200 KYD
Bar Manager27,100 KYD
Bar Supervisor17,600 KYD
Barista15,600 KYD
Bartender14,700 KYD
Bellman11,700 KYD
Beverage Manager31,300 KYD
Bistro Attendant13,600 KYD
Buffet Chef23,200 KYD
Buffet Host11,900 KYD
Buffet Manager27,800 KYD
Butcher and Slaughterer10,800 KYD
Cafeteria Manager23,300 KYD
Cake Decorator14,800 KYD
Casino Shift Manager44,300 KYD
Chain Store Customer Support21,100 KYD
Chef23,100 KYD
Club Manager46,700 KYD
Cluster Director59,100 KYD
Cluster Revenue Manager43,500 KYD
Cocktail Server12,500 KYD
Coffee Shop Manager43,400 KYD
Concierge11,600 KYD
Confectionery Baker14,800 KYD
Conference Services Manager27,800 KYD
Cook20,000 KYD
Corporate Sous Chef33,300 KYD
Corporate Travel Consultant34,700 KYD
Croupier17,500 KYD
Culinary Assistant10,800 KYD
Culinary Associate11,200 KYD
Dietary Aide24,800 KYD
Dining Room Supervisor21,600 KYD
Dishwasher10,000 KYD
Duty Manager29,500 KYD
Events Coordinator18,900 KYD
Executive Chef28,900 KYD
Executive Pastry Chef22,200 KYD
Fast Food Cook19,700 KYD
Fast Food Shift Supervisor20,400 KYD
Fine Dining Cook36,100 KYD
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef34,000 KYD
Fleet Manager59,600 KYD
Food and Beverage Manager47,600 KYD
Food Consultant36,900 KYD
Food Safety Coordinator28,300 KYD
Food Server12,200 KYD
Food Service Director47,600 KYD
Food Service Manager49,800 KYD
Food Service Sales28,900 KYD
Food Service Worker12,600 KYD
Front Desk Agent15,100 KYD
Front Office Manager26,600 KYD
Guest Service Executive39,700 KYD
Guest Service Representative16,500 KYD
Head Concierge19,600 KYD
Hospitality Director70,900 KYD
Hostess / Host14,500 KYD
Hotel Desk Clerk14,200 KYD
Hotel Maid10,000 KYD
Hotel Manager66,700 KYD
Hotel Sales Manager54,200 KYD
Hotel Service Supervisor39,100 KYD
Hotel Staff12,800 KYD
Inventory Coordinator15,000 KYD
Kitchen Manager24,700 KYD
Kitchen Staff12,800 KYD
Kitchen Supervisor21,700 KYD
Line Cook21,100 KYD
Luggage Porter10,500 KYD
Motel Manager39,900 KYD
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant12,800 KYD
Production Operator19,400 KYD
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator22,900 KYD
Receptionist14,200 KYD
Regional Restaurant Manager55,000 KYD
Restaurant Manager48,800 KYD
Room Reservations Manager45,400 KYD
Room Service Manager44,900 KYD
Sous Chef26,100 KYD
Supervisor of Food Services31,100 KYD
Tour Consultant34,700 KYD
Travel Agent24,300 KYD
Travel Consultant35,400 KYD
Waiter / Waitress12,600 KYD

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Jobs Salary Distribution in Cayman Islands

Median and salary distribution yearly Cayman Islands 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 Cayman Islands range from 9,840 KYD per year (minimum average salary) to 72,400 KYD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 25,800 KYD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 25,800 KYD while the other half are earning more than 25,800 KYD. 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 16,000 KYD while 75% of them are earning more than 16,000 KYD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 48,100 KYD while 25% are earning more than 48,100 KYD.

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 Cayman Islands costs anywhere from 16,200 Cayman Islands Dollar(s) to 48,600 Cayman Islands 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 yearly Cayman Islands 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 Cayman Islands who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 25% more than their female counterparts on average.

23,500 KYD
29,500 KYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Cayman Islands for all Careers

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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Cayman Islands

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

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in Cayman Islands are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Cayman Islands 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.

Cayman Islands / 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 Cayman Islands is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

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

91% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 9% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries yearly Cayman Islands
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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Cayman Islands earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
35,400 KYD
Public Sector+21%
42,800 KYD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Hourly Average Wage in Cayman Islands

13 KYD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cayman Islands is 13 KYD. This means that the average person in Cayman Islands earns approximately 13 KYD 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 yearly Cayman Islands
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The average salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 32% less than that of All Jobs.

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