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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in Guangdong 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
21,600 CNY
( 259,000 CNY yearly)


A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Guangdong typically earns around 21,600 CNY per month. Salaries range from 8,200 CNY (lowest average) to 60,300 CNY (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 Rounder14,100 CNY
Assistant Executive Housekeeper9,900 CNY
Assistant Food and Beverage Director42,300 CNY
Assistant Hospitality Manager48,100 CNY
Assistant Storekeeper9,480 CNY
Assistant Tour Manager22,400 CNY
Baker and Pastrycook11,900 CNY
Bakery Manager24,000 CNY
Bakery Superintendent17,100 CNY
Banquet Manager18,300 CNY
Banquet Server10,500 CNY
Bar Attendant11,600 CNY
Bar Manager22,300 CNY
Bar Supervisor15,400 CNY
Barista13,300 CNY
Bartender13,700 CNY
Bellman10,600 CNY
Beverage Manager25,500 CNY
Bistro Attendant11,400 CNY
Buffet Chef20,100 CNY
Buffet Host10,400 CNY
Buffet Manager23,400 CNY
Butcher and Slaughterer8,820 CNY
Cafeteria Manager20,200 CNY
Cake Decorator12,900 CNY
Casino Shift Manager37,200 CNY
Chain Store Customer Support17,000 CNY
Chef20,700 CNY
Club Manager40,400 CNY
Cluster Director49,600 CNY
Cluster Revenue Manager39,100 CNY
Cocktail Server11,300 CNY
Coffee Shop Manager37,700 CNY
Concierge9,900 CNY
Confectionery Baker13,200 CNY
Conference Services Manager25,300 CNY
Cook18,500 CNY
Corporate Sous Chef30,300 CNY
Corporate Travel Consultant28,900 CNY
Croupier13,900 CNY
Culinary Assistant9,560 CNY
Culinary Associate9,620 CNY
Dietary Aide22,100 CNY
Dining Room Supervisor19,900 CNY
Dishwasher8,950 CNY
Duty Manager25,800 CNY
Events Coordinator15,600 CNY
Executive Chef24,300 CNY
Executive Pastry Chef19,200 CNY
Fast Food Cook17,600 CNY
Fast Food Shift Supervisor18,800 CNY
Fine Dining Cook31,200 CNY
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef30,500 CNY
Fleet Manager50,700 CNY
Food and Beverage Manager40,300 CNY
Food Consultant33,400 CNY
Food Safety Coordinator24,800 CNY
Food Server10,100 CNY
Food Service Director38,300 CNY
Food Service Manager45,400 CNY
Food Service Sales24,900 CNY
Food Service Worker10,100 CNY
Front Desk Agent12,600 CNY
Front Office Manager22,100 CNY
Guest Service Executive35,600 CNY
Guest Service Representative13,800 CNY
Head Concierge17,100 CNY
Hospitality Director64,800 CNY
Hostess / Host12,000 CNY
Hotel Desk Clerk12,100 CNY
Hotel Maid9,080 CNY
Hotel Manager59,300 CNY
Hotel Sales Manager44,600 CNY
Hotel Service Supervisor33,600 CNY
Hotel Staff11,400 CNY
Inventory Coordinator13,900 CNY
Kitchen Manager20,500 CNY
Kitchen Staff11,300 CNY
Kitchen Supervisor18,400 CNY
Line Cook18,600 CNY
Luggage Porter8,580 CNY
Motel Manager34,200 CNY
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant11,700 CNY
Production Operator18,200 CNY
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator19,400 CNY
Receptionist12,500 CNY
Regional Restaurant Manager48,700 CNY
Restaurant Manager41,700 CNY
Room Reservations Manager41,500 CNY
Room Service Manager39,600 CNY
Sous Chef23,400 CNY
Supervisor of Food Services29,400 CNY
Tour Consultant31,300 CNY
Travel Agent22,200 CNY
Travel Consultant31,600 CNY
Waiter / Waitress10,100 CNY

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Jobs Salary Distribution in Guangdong

Median and salary distribution monthly Guangdong 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 Guangdong range from 8,200 CNY per month (minimum average salary) to 60,300 CNY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 22,000 CNY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 22,000 CNY while the other half are earning more than 22,000 CNY. 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 13,600 CNY while 75% of them are earning more than 13,600 CNY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 42,000 CNY while 25% are earning more than 42,000 CNY.

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 China costs anywhere from 146,000 Yuan Renminbi(s) to 439,000 Yuan Renminbi(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 China 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 China who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

20,600 CNY
18,700 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in China for all Careers

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

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

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in China are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate China 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.

China / 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 China is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in China for the year 2020. 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 China

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

68% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Guangdong

120 CNY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Guangdong is 120 CNY. This means that the average person in Guangdong earns approximately 120 CNY 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 Guangdong
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The average salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 33% less than that of All Jobs.

Guangdong VS China

Salary Comparison Between Guangdong and China monthly Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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We compared Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Guangdong and China and we found that Guangdong salaries are 11% more than those of China.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Dongguan17,600 CNY
Foshan17,400 CNY
Guangzhou21,600 CNY
Shantou19,100 CNY
Shenzhen19,300 CNY

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 China earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
28,500 CNY
Public Sector+6%
30,100 CNY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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