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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in France 2022

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


Average Yearly Salary
33,000 EUR
( 2,750 EUR monthly)

LOW
12,500
EUR
AVERAGE
33,000
EUR
HIGH
92,200
EUR

A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in France typically earns around 33,000 EUR per year. Salaries range from 12,500 EUR (lowest average) to 92,200 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly 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 Rounder19,500 EUR
Assistant Executive Housekeeper14,100 EUR
Assistant Food and Beverage Director62,200 EUR
Assistant Hospitality Manager65,000 EUR
Assistant Storekeeper12,600 EUR
Assistant Tour Manager31,800 EUR
Baker and Pastrycook16,500 EUR
Bakery Manager36,300 EUR
Bakery Superintendent23,000 EUR
Banquet Manager26,300 EUR
Banquet Server15,000 EUR
Bar Attendant16,100 EUR
Bar Manager31,700 EUR
Bar Supervisor21,200 EUR
Barista19,600 EUR
Bartender18,600 EUR
Bellman15,100 EUR
Beverage Manager36,900 EUR
Bistro Attendant15,500 EUR
Buffet Chef28,300 EUR
Buffet Host16,100 EUR
Buffet Manager35,000 EUR
Butcher and Slaughterer12,800 EUR
Cafeteria Manager28,400 EUR
Cake Decorator17,900 EUR
Casino Shift Manager55,900 EUR
Chain Store Customer Support25,100 EUR
Chef30,200 EUR
Club Manager57,200 EUR
Cluster Director74,600 EUR
Cluster Revenue Manager57,000 EUR
Cocktail Server16,200 EUR
Coffee Shop Manager53,100 EUR
Concierge14,500 EUR
Confectionery Baker17,600 EUR
Conference Services Manager35,700 EUR
Cook25,400 EUR
Corporate Sous Chef43,200 EUR
Corporate Travel Consultant44,200 EUR
Croupier21,000 EUR
Culinary Assistant14,300 EUR
Culinary Associate13,900 EUR
Dietary Aide29,500 EUR
Dining Room Supervisor27,400 EUR
Dishwasher11,900 EUR
Duty Manager35,900 EUR
Events Coordinator22,000 EUR
Executive Chef33,100 EUR
Executive Pastry Chef27,400 EUR
Fast Food Cook23,400 EUR
Fast Food Shift Supervisor26,000 EUR
Fine Dining Cook44,400 EUR
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef44,600 EUR
Fleet Manager74,500 EUR
Food and Beverage Manager59,600 EUR
Food Consultant47,800 EUR
Food Safety Coordinator34,400 EUR
Food Server15,500 EUR
Food Service Director56,800 EUR
Food Service Manager64,000 EUR
Food Service Sales35,700 EUR
Food Service Worker15,200 EUR
Front Desk Agent17,200 EUR
Front Office Manager33,900 EUR
Guest Service Executive52,000 EUR
Guest Service Representative21,100 EUR
Head Concierge23,800 EUR
Hospitality Director91,100 EUR
Hostess / Host18,500 EUR
Hotel Desk Clerk17,700 EUR
Hotel Maid13,000 EUR
Hotel Manager88,100 EUR
Hotel Sales Manager63,400 EUR
Hotel Service Supervisor48,300 EUR
Hotel Staff16,700 EUR
Inventory Coordinator19,100 EUR
Kitchen Manager28,600 EUR
Kitchen Staff16,900 EUR
Kitchen Supervisor27,200 EUR
Line Cook28,200 EUR
Luggage Porter12,400 EUR
Motel Manager49,400 EUR
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant16,400 EUR
Production Operator24,400 EUR
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator28,700 EUR
Receptionist17,100 EUR
Regional Restaurant Manager65,900 EUR
Restaurant Manager60,500 EUR
Room Reservations Manager58,300 EUR
Room Service Manager54,000 EUR
Sous Chef34,200 EUR
Supervisor of Food Services38,700 EUR
Tour Consultant45,100 EUR
Travel Agent31,300 EUR
Travel Consultant42,200 EUR
Waiter / Waitress15,200 EUR

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

Median and salary distribution yearly France 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 France range from 12,500 EUR per year (minimum average salary) to 92,200 EUR per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 31,100 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 31,100 EUR while the other half are earning more than 31,100 EUR. 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 19,600 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 19,600 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 57,900 EUR while 25% are earning more than 57,900 EUR.


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 France costs anywhere from 20,600 Euro(s) to 61,900 Euro(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 yearly France 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 France who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
33,900 EUR
Female-5%
32,100 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in France for all Careers

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

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

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in France 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 France 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.

France / 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 France is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Banking
2%
Energy
4%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
8%
Travel
1%
Construction
3%
Education
5%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in France 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 France

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

74% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 26% 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
26%
No Bonus
74%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 France


16 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in France is 16 EUR. This means that the average person in France earns approximately 16 EUR 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 yearly France
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The average salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 33% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bordeaux30,700 EUR
Lille30,300 EUR
Lyon35,000 EUR
Marseille35,700 EUR
Montpellier31,800 EUR
Nantes33,200 EUR
Nice33,900 EUR
Paris36,700 EUR
Strasbourg32,900 EUR
Toulouse34,900 EUR

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 France earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
48,200 EUR
Public Sector+5%
50,700 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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