A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Buenos Aires typically earns around 34,700 ARS per month. Salaries range from 13,200 ARS (lowest average) to 96,700 ARS (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||21,600 ARS|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||14,800 ARS|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||66,600 ARS|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||67,600 ARS|
|Assistant Storekeeper||14,500 ARS|
|Assistant Tour Manager||34,300 ARS|
|Baker and Pastrycook||17,600 ARS|
|Bakery Manager||39,800 ARS|
|Bakery Superintendent||24,100 ARS|
|Banquet Manager||27,100 ARS|
|Banquet Server||16,800 ARS|
|Bar Attendant||16,300 ARS|
|Bar Manager||35,000 ARS|
|Bar Supervisor||23,000 ARS|
|Beverage Manager||39,600 ARS|
|Bistro Attendant||16,600 ARS|
|Buffet Chef||29,400 ARS|
|Buffet Host||17,000 ARS|
|Buffet Manager||36,200 ARS|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||14,300 ARS|
|Cafeteria Manager||31,300 ARS|
|Cake Decorator||19,200 ARS|
|Casino Shift Manager||60,300 ARS|
|Chain Store Customer Support||27,200 ARS|
|Club Manager||62,000 ARS|
|Cluster Director||80,500 ARS|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||60,300 ARS|
|Cocktail Server||16,800 ARS|
|Coffee Shop Manager||55,200 ARS|
|Confectionery Baker||19,200 ARS|
|Conference Services Manager||38,100 ARS|
|Corporate Sous Chef||45,000 ARS|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||44,100 ARS|
|Culinary Assistant||15,200 ARS|
|Culinary Associate||14,600 ARS|
|Dietary Aide||33,800 ARS|
|Dining Room Supervisor||30,400 ARS|
|Duty Manager||38,300 ARS|
|Events Coordinator||24,500 ARS|
|Executive Chef||37,300 ARS|
|Executive Pastry Chef||29,300 ARS|
|Fast Food Cook||27,000 ARS|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||27,400 ARS|
|Fine Dining Cook||45,500 ARS|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||44,600 ARS|
|Fleet Manager||75,700 ARS|
|Food and Beverage Manager||59,900 ARS|
|Food Consultant||52,100 ARS|
|Food Safety Coordinator||36,800 ARS|
|Food Server||16,300 ARS|
|Food Service Director||58,400 ARS|
|Food Service Manager||64,900 ARS|
|Food Service Sales||39,900 ARS|
|Food Service Worker||16,700 ARS|
|Front Desk Agent||18,500 ARS|
|Front Office Manager||35,300 ARS|
|Guest Service Executive||54,700 ARS|
|Guest Service Representative||20,900 ARS|
|Head Concierge||24,000 ARS|
|Hospitality Director||97,700 ARS|
|Hostess / Host||18,300 ARS|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||19,000 ARS|
|Hotel Maid||13,500 ARS|
|Hotel Manager||94,700 ARS|
|Hotel Sales Manager||70,000 ARS|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||50,900 ARS|
|Hotel Staff||17,600 ARS|
|Inventory Coordinator||21,300 ARS|
|Kitchen Manager||32,700 ARS|
|Kitchen Staff||17,200 ARS|
|Kitchen Supervisor||27,300 ARS|
|Line Cook||27,800 ARS|
|Luggage Porter||13,300 ARS|
|Motel Manager||54,300 ARS|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||17,700 ARS|
|Production Operator||25,600 ARS|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||30,300 ARS|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||69,900 ARS|
|Restaurant Manager||63,000 ARS|
|Room Reservations Manager||59,400 ARS|
|Room Service Manager||59,700 ARS|
|Sous Chef||34,200 ARS|
|Supervisor of Food Services||42,000 ARS|
|Tour Consultant||46,400 ARS|
|Travel Agent||33,300 ARS|
|Travel Consultant||46,000 ARS|
|Waiter / Waitress||15,900 ARS|
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Buenos Aires range from 13,200 ARS per month (minimum average salary) to 96,700 ARS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 31,900 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 31,900 ARS while the other half are earning more than 31,900 ARS. 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 20,300 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 20,300 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 59,200 ARS while 25% are earning more than 59,200 ARS.
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
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 Argentina costs anywhere from 226,000 Argentine Peso(s) to 677,000 Argentine Peso(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 Argentina who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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 Argentina for the year 2021. 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.
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.
78% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 22% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 2% 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.
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.
The average salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 33% less than that of All Jobs.
|Bahia Blanca||32,300 ARS|
|Buenos Aires||34,700 ARS|
|La Plata||33,900 ARS|
|Mar del Plata||33,600 ARS|
|San Juan||29,600 ARS|
|San Miguel de Tucuman||33,300 ARS|
|Santa Fe||32,700 ARS|
|Santiago del Estero||31,600 ARS|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Argentina earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.