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

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

Average Monthly Salary
4,560 ERN
( 54,700 ERN yearly)


A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Eritrea typically earns around 4,560 ERN per month. Salaries range from 1,730 ERN (lowest average) to 12,700 ERN (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 Rounder2,740 ERN
Assistant Executive Housekeeper2,050 ERN
Assistant Food and Beverage Director8,230 ERN
Assistant Hospitality Manager8,750 ERN
Assistant Storekeeper1,860 ERN
Assistant Tour Manager4,300 ERN
Baker and Pastrycook2,400 ERN
Bakery Manager5,200 ERN
Bakery Superintendent3,330 ERN
Banquet Manager3,420 ERN
Banquet Server2,040 ERN
Bar Attendant2,300 ERN
Bar Manager4,380 ERN
Bar Supervisor3,230 ERN
Barista2,670 ERN
Bartender2,630 ERN
Bellman2,050 ERN
Beverage Manager5,180 ERN
Bistro Attendant2,170 ERN
Buffet Chef4,190 ERN
Buffet Host2,250 ERN
Buffet Manager4,860 ERN
Butcher and Slaughterer1,760 ERN
Cafeteria Manager4,290 ERN
Cake Decorator2,610 ERN
Casino Shift Manager7,600 ERN
Chain Store Customer Support3,620 ERN
Chef4,070 ERN
Club Manager8,280 ERN
Cluster Director10,100 ERN
Cluster Revenue Manager7,680 ERN
Cocktail Server2,260 ERN
Coffee Shop Manager7,850 ERN
Concierge1,960 ERN
Confectionery Baker2,460 ERN
Conference Services Manager4,910 ERN
Cook3,650 ERN
Corporate Sous Chef5,850 ERN
Corporate Travel Consultant5,800 ERN
Croupier3,010 ERN
Culinary Assistant1,970 ERN
Culinary Associate1,910 ERN
Dietary Aide4,340 ERN
Dining Room Supervisor3,860 ERN
Dishwasher1,670 ERN
Duty Manager5,220 ERN
Events Coordinator3,270 ERN
Executive Chef4,870 ERN
Executive Pastry Chef3,800 ERN
Fast Food Cook3,340 ERN
Fast Food Shift Supervisor3,480 ERN
Fine Dining Cook6,290 ERN
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef5,890 ERN
Fleet Manager10,400 ERN
Food and Beverage Manager7,970 ERN
Food Consultant6,340 ERN
Food Safety Coordinator5,010 ERN
Food Server2,140 ERN
Food Service Director7,770 ERN
Food Service Manager8,360 ERN
Food Service Sales4,850 ERN
Food Service Worker2,180 ERN
Front Desk Agent2,410 ERN
Front Office Manager4,360 ERN
Guest Service Executive7,220 ERN
Guest Service Representative2,850 ERN
Head Concierge3,390 ERN
Hospitality Director12,100 ERN
Hostess / Host2,490 ERN
Hotel Desk Clerk2,340 ERN
Hotel Maid1,760 ERN
Hotel Manager11,800 ERN
Hotel Sales Manager8,770 ERN
Hotel Service Supervisor6,430 ERN
Hotel Staff2,320 ERN
Inventory Coordinator2,610 ERN
Kitchen Manager4,180 ERN
Kitchen Staff2,220 ERN
Kitchen Supervisor3,630 ERN
Line Cook3,760 ERN
Luggage Porter1,800 ERN
Motel Manager6,430 ERN
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant2,350 ERN
Production Operator3,540 ERN
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator3,640 ERN
Receptionist2,600 ERN
Regional Restaurant Manager9,380 ERN
Restaurant Manager7,730 ERN
Room Reservations Manager8,170 ERN
Room Service Manager7,510 ERN
Sous Chef4,510 ERN
Supervisor of Food Services5,350 ERN
Tour Consultant5,860 ERN
Travel Agent4,290 ERN
Travel Consultant5,900 ERN
Waiter / Waitress2,080 ERN

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Eritrea 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 Eritrea range from 1,730 ERN per month (minimum average salary) to 12,700 ERN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,470 ERN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 4,470 ERN while the other half are earning more than 4,470 ERN. 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 2,790 ERN while 75% of them are earning more than 2,790 ERN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 8,420 ERN while 25% are earning more than 8,420 ERN.

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 Eritrea costs anywhere from 34,200 Nakfa(s) to 103,000 Nakfa(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 Eritrea 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 Eritrea who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 16% more than their female counterparts on average.

4,920 ERN
4,230 ERN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Eritrea for all Careers

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

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

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in Eritrea 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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Eritrea 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.

Eritrea / 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 Eritrea is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Eritrea 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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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Eritrea

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

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

26 ERN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Eritrea is 26 ERN. This means that the average person in Eritrea earns approximately 26 ERN 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 Eritrea
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The average salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 33% less than that of All Jobs.

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 Eritrea earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
6,220 ERN
Public Sector+21%
7,520 ERN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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