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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in Buenos Aires 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
34,700 ARS
( 416,000 ARS yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder21,600 ARS
Assistant Executive Housekeeper14,800 ARS
Assistant Food and Beverage Director66,600 ARS
Assistant Hospitality Manager67,600 ARS
Assistant Storekeeper14,500 ARS
Assistant Tour Manager34,300 ARS
Baker and Pastrycook17,600 ARS
Bakery Manager39,800 ARS
Bakery Superintendent24,100 ARS
Banquet Manager27,100 ARS
Banquet Server16,800 ARS
Bar Attendant16,300 ARS
Bar Manager35,000 ARS
Bar Supervisor23,000 ARS
Barista20,800 ARS
Bartender20,300 ARS
Bellman15,800 ARS
Beverage Manager39,600 ARS
Bistro Attendant16,600 ARS
Buffet Chef29,400 ARS
Buffet Host17,000 ARS
Buffet Manager36,200 ARS
Butcher and Slaughterer14,300 ARS
Cafeteria Manager31,300 ARS
Cake Decorator19,200 ARS
Casino Shift Manager60,300 ARS
Chain Store Customer Support27,200 ARS
Chef32,000 ARS
Club Manager62,000 ARS
Cluster Director80,500 ARS
Cluster Revenue Manager60,300 ARS
Cocktail Server16,800 ARS
Coffee Shop Manager55,200 ARS
Concierge16,400 ARS
Confectionery Baker19,200 ARS
Conference Services Manager38,100 ARS
Cook27,000 ARS
Corporate Sous Chef45,000 ARS
Corporate Travel Consultant44,100 ARS
Croupier23,100 ARS
Culinary Assistant15,200 ARS
Culinary Associate14,600 ARS
Dietary Aide33,800 ARS
Dining Room Supervisor30,400 ARS
Dishwasher13,000 ARS
Duty Manager38,300 ARS
Events Coordinator24,500 ARS
Executive Chef37,300 ARS
Executive Pastry Chef29,300 ARS
Fast Food Cook27,000 ARS
Fast Food Shift Supervisor27,400 ARS
Fine Dining Cook45,500 ARS
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef44,600 ARS
Fleet Manager75,700 ARS
Food and Beverage Manager59,900 ARS
Food Consultant52,100 ARS
Food Safety Coordinator36,800 ARS
Food Server16,300 ARS
Food Service Director58,400 ARS
Food Service Manager64,900 ARS
Food Service Sales39,900 ARS
Food Service Worker16,700 ARS
Front Desk Agent18,500 ARS
Front Office Manager35,300 ARS
Guest Service Executive54,700 ARS
Guest Service Representative20,900 ARS
Head Concierge24,000 ARS
Hospitality Director97,700 ARS
Hostess / Host18,300 ARS
Hotel Desk Clerk19,000 ARS
Hotel Maid13,500 ARS
Hotel Manager94,700 ARS
Hotel Sales Manager70,000 ARS
Hotel Service Supervisor50,900 ARS
Hotel Staff17,600 ARS
Inventory Coordinator21,300 ARS
Kitchen Manager32,700 ARS
Kitchen Staff17,200 ARS
Kitchen Supervisor27,300 ARS
Line Cook27,800 ARS
Luggage Porter13,300 ARS
Motel Manager54,300 ARS
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant17,700 ARS
Production Operator25,600 ARS
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator30,300 ARS
Receptionist18,600 ARS
Regional Restaurant Manager69,900 ARS
Restaurant Manager63,000 ARS
Room Reservations Manager59,400 ARS
Room Service Manager59,700 ARS
Sous Chef34,200 ARS
Supervisor of Food Services42,000 ARS
Tour Consultant46,400 ARS
Travel Agent33,300 ARS
Travel Consultant46,000 ARS
Waiter / Waitress15,900 ARS

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Jobs Salary Distribution in Buenos Aires

Median and salary distribution monthly Buenos Aires 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 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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • 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 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.

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?

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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 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.

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Argentina 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 Argentina who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

30,900 ARS
29,200 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Argentina for all Careers

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

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

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Argentina 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.

Argentina / 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 Argentina is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Argentina

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

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.

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 Buenos Aires

200 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Buenos Aires is 200 ARS. This means that the average person in Buenos Aires earns approximately 200 ARS 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 Buenos Aires
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The average salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 33% less than that of All Jobs.

Buenos Aires VS Argentina

Salary Comparison Between Buenos Aires and Argentina monthly Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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We compared Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Buenos Aires and Argentina and we found that Buenos Aires salaries are 15% more than those of Argentina.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda30,400 ARS
Bahia Blanca32,300 ARS
Buenos Aires34,700 ARS
Cordoba34,400 ARS
Corrientes32,600 ARS
La Plata33,900 ARS
Lanus30,800 ARS
Mar del Plata33,600 ARS
Mendoza29,700 ARS
Neuquen31,200 ARS
Quilmes31,100 ARS
Resistencia31,800 ARS
Rosario34,100 ARS
Salta33,000 ARS
San Juan29,600 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman33,300 ARS
Santa Fe32,700 ARS
Santiago del Estero31,600 ARS

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 Argentina earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
43,600 ARS
Public Sector+7%
46,400 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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