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Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in Germany 2018

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

2,182 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Germany typically earns around 2,182 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering jobs. 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 Rounder1,400 EUR
Bakers and Pastrycooks2,000 EUR
Buffet Manager1,600 EUR
Butchers and Slaughterers2,500 EUR
Chef3,150 EUR
Chef ( Executive )3,933 EUR
Confectionery Baker1,290 EUR
Cook1,900 EUR
Cook ( Fine Dining )1,400 EUR
Front Office Manager2,005 EUR
Hotel Service Supervisor1,500 EUR
Room Reservations Manager2,000 EUR
Supervisor of Food Services4,000 EUR
Travel Agent and Tour Guide1,350 EUR
Waiter1,300 EUR

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

25% of people earn
1,500 EUR
or less
50% of people earn
2,000 EUR
or less
75% of people earn
2,500 EUR
or less
1,200 EUR
2,000 EUR
6,000 EUR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Germany range between 1,200 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 6,000 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 2,000 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 2,000 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,000 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.

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 1,500 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,500 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 2,500 EUR while 25% are earning more than 2,500 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Salary Forecast and Trend in Germany

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 2015    =  
2,009 EUR
Average Salary 2016    +3%  
2,065 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
2,123 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
2,182 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Germany are rising in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 3% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

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

11 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 11 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximatly 11 EUR for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison of Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Jobs in Germany

2,182 EUR
4,096 EUR
Average Salary
Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Germany salaries for Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering and All Jobs and we found that Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 47% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin2,420 EUR
Frankfurt2,439 EUR
Munchen2,633 EUR
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