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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in Djibouti 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
184,000 DJF
( 2,200,000 DJF yearly)


A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Djibouti typically earns around 184,000 DJF per month. Salaries range from 69,600 DJF (lowest average) to 512,000 DJF (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 Rounder113,000 DJF
Assistant Executive Housekeeper85,100 DJF
Assistant Food and Beverage Director345,000 DJF
Assistant Hospitality Manager368,000 DJF
Assistant Storekeeper76,100 DJF
Assistant Tour Manager179,000 DJF
Baker and Pastrycook94,400 DJF
Bakery Manager204,000 DJF
Bakery Superintendent130,000 DJF
Banquet Manager146,000 DJF
Banquet Server89,700 DJF
Bar Attendant88,300 DJF
Bar Manager182,000 DJF
Bar Supervisor120,000 DJF
Barista109,000 DJF
Bartender111,000 DJF
Bellman83,100 DJF
Beverage Manager216,000 DJF
Bistro Attendant93,900 DJF
Buffet Chef166,000 DJF
Buffet Host84,200 DJF
Buffet Manager200,000 DJF
Butcher and Slaughterer71,800 DJF
Cafeteria Manager173,000 DJF
Cake Decorator103,000 DJF
Casino Shift Manager305,000 DJF
Chain Store Customer Support145,000 DJF
Chef162,000 DJF
Club Manager319,000 DJF
Cluster Director406,000 DJF
Cluster Revenue Manager305,000 DJF
Cocktail Server89,500 DJF
Coffee Shop Manager310,000 DJF
Concierge84,200 DJF
Confectionery Baker101,000 DJF
Conference Services Manager194,000 DJF
Cook140,000 DJF
Corporate Sous Chef238,000 DJF
Corporate Travel Consultant234,000 DJF
Croupier118,000 DJF
Culinary Assistant75,000 DJF
Culinary Associate79,500 DJF
Dietary Aide178,000 DJF
Dining Room Supervisor159,000 DJF
Dishwasher68,400 DJF
Duty Manager205,000 DJF
Events Coordinator126,000 DJF
Executive Chef191,000 DJF
Executive Pastry Chef154,000 DJF
Fast Food Cook140,000 DJF
Fast Food Shift Supervisor144,000 DJF
Fine Dining Cook237,000 DJF
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef253,000 DJF
Fleet Manager435,000 DJF
Food and Beverage Manager319,000 DJF
Food Consultant251,000 DJF
Food Safety Coordinator197,000 DJF
Food Server86,000 DJF
Food Service Director311,000 DJF
Food Service Manager365,000 DJF
Food Service Sales213,000 DJF
Food Service Worker85,500 DJF
Front Desk Agent104,000 DJF
Front Office Manager189,000 DJF
Guest Service Executive281,000 DJF
Guest Service Representative112,000 DJF
Head Concierge130,000 DJF
Hospitality Director491,000 DJF
Hostess / Host98,100 DJF
Hotel Desk Clerk98,400 DJF
Hotel Maid71,300 DJF
Hotel Manager509,000 DJF
Hotel Sales Manager365,000 DJF
Hotel Service Supervisor275,000 DJF
Hotel Staff90,200 DJF
Inventory Coordinator110,000 DJF
Kitchen Manager160,000 DJF
Kitchen Staff93,400 DJF
Kitchen Supervisor145,000 DJF
Line Cook159,000 DJF
Luggage Porter73,400 DJF
Motel Manager269,000 DJF
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant97,100 DJF
Production Operator138,000 DJF
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator161,000 DJF
Receptionist97,100 DJF
Regional Restaurant Manager385,000 DJF
Restaurant Manager315,000 DJF
Room Reservations Manager330,000 DJF
Room Service Manager301,000 DJF
Sous Chef194,000 DJF
Supervisor of Food Services235,000 DJF
Tour Consultant251,000 DJF
Travel Agent170,000 DJF
Travel Consultant241,000 DJF
Waiter / Waitress81,300 DJF

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Djibouti

Median and salary distribution Djibouti Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
247,000 DJF or more
10% of people earn
202,000 to 247,000 DJF
20% of people earn
105,000 DJF or less
65% of people earn
105,000 to 202,000 DJF
Minimum Salary
69,600 DJF
167,000 DJF
512,000 DJF

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Djibouti range from 69,600 DJF per month (starting average salary) to 512,000 DJF per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 167,000 DJF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 167,000 DJF while the other half are earning more than 167,000 DJF. 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 and Salary Scale

    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 129,000 DJF while 75% of them are earning more than 129,000 DJF. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 216,000 DJF while 25% are earning more than 216,000 DJF.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 105,000 DJF to 202,000 DJF. Approximatly 20% fall under the 105,000 DJF cap. Ten percent of wages are from 202,000 DJF to 247,000 DJF. Only 5% of people grossed 247,000 DJF or more.

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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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 Djibouti costs anywhere from 1,380,000 Djibouti Franc(s) to 4,130,000 Djibouti Franc(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.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Salary comparison by gender Djibouti Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly
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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 Djibouti who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

189,000 DJF
177,000 DJF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Djibouti for all Careers

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

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

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in Djibouti are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

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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.

Djibouti / All Professions

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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 Djibouti is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Djibouti for the year 2022. 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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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

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

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Djibouti Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is considered to be a low bonus-based field. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

90% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 10% 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 Salary Forecast and Trend in Djibouti

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

Average Salary 2019
167,000 DJF
Average Salary 2020+3%
172,000 DJF
Average Salary 2021+2%
175,000 DJF
Average Salary 2022+3%
180,000 DJF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Djibouti are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 3% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Hourly Average Wage in Djibouti

1,060 DJF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Djibouti is 1,060 DJF. This means that the average person in Djibouti earns approximately 1,060 DJF for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Djibouti is 400 DJF. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering VS Other Jobs

184,000 DJF
275,000 DJF
Average Salary
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 33% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Djibouti
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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 Djibouti earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
264,000 DJF
Public Sector+7%
284,000 DJF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Djibouti?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 167,000 DJF and 216,000 DJF. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Djibouti is ranges from 129,000 DJF to 216,000 DJF. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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