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Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in Germany 2019

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

3,832 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Germany typically earns around 3,832 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 Rounder3,290 EUR
Assistant Executive Housekeeper2,864 EUR
Assistant Food and Beverage Director5,014 EUR
Assistant Hospitality Manager5,564 EUR
Assistant Storekeeper2,319 EUR
Assistant Tour Manager3,771 EUR
Baker and Pastrycook2,969 EUR
Bakery Manager4,066 EUR
Bakery Superintendent3,544 EUR
Banquet Manager3,534 EUR
Banquet Server2,755 EUR
Bar Attendant2,862 EUR
Bar Manager4,305 EUR
Bar Supervisor3,260 EUR
Barista3,071 EUR
Bartender2,862 EUR
Bellman2,389 EUR
Beverage Manager4,023 EUR
Bistro Attendant2,588 EUR
Buffet Chef3,909 EUR
Buffet Host2,585 EUR
Buffet Manager4,172 EUR
Butcher and Slaughterer2,545 EUR
Cafeteria Manager3,799 EUR
Cake Decorator3,027 EUR
Casino Shift Manager4,737 EUR
Chain Store Customer Support3,363 EUR
Chef3,752 EUR
Club Manager4,601 EUR
Cluster Director5,269 EUR
Cluster Revenue Manager5,425 EUR
Cocktail Server2,655 EUR
Coffee Shop Manager4,873 EUR
Concierge2,685 EUR
Confectionery Baker2,850 EUR
Conference Services Manager4,005 EUR
Cook3,537 EUR
Corporate Sous Chef4,493 EUR
Corporate Travel Consultant3,810 EUR
Croupier3,253 EUR
Culinary Assistant2,966 EUR
Culinary Associate3,140 EUR
Dietary Aide3,449 EUR
Dining Room Supervisor3,838 EUR
Dishwasher1,721 EUR
Duty Manager4,366 EUR
Events Coordinator3,512 EUR
Executive Chef3,892 EUR
Executive Pastry Chef3,321 EUR
Fast Food Cook3,473 EUR
Fast Food Shift Supervisor3,917 EUR
Fine Dining Cook4,079 EUR
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef4,091 EUR
Fleet Manager4,555 EUR
Food and Beverage Manager4,655 EUR
Food Consultant4,781 EUR
Food Safety Coordinator4,249 EUR
Food Server2,632 EUR
Food Service Director4,661 EUR
Food Service Manager4,753 EUR
Food Service Sales4,022 EUR
Food Service Worker2,656 EUR
Front Desk Agent3,064 EUR
Front Office Manager4,318 EUR
Guest Service Executive5,044 EUR
Guest Service Representative3,351 EUR
Head Concierge3,358 EUR
Hospitality Director6,346 EUR
Hostess / Host3,351 EUR
Hotel Desk Clerk2,586 EUR
Hotel Maid1,934 EUR
Hotel Manager6,253 EUR
Hotel Sales Manager5,286 EUR
Hotel Service Supervisor4,714 EUR
Hotel Staff3,382 EUR
Inventory Coordinator2,982 EUR
Kitchen Manager3,950 EUR
Kitchen Staff2,991 EUR
Kitchen Supervisor3,505 EUR
Line Cook3,606 EUR
Luggage Porter1,859 EUR
Motel Manager4,400 EUR
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant2,237 EUR
Production Operator2,458 EUR
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator3,223 EUR
Receptionist3,099 EUR
Regional Restaurant Manager5,950 EUR
Restaurant Manager5,388 EUR
Room Reservations Manager4,787 EUR
Room Service Manager4,696 EUR
Sous Chef3,327 EUR
Supervisor of Food Services4,070 EUR
Tour Consultant3,984 EUR
Travel Agent3,773 EUR
Travel Consultant3,818 EUR
Waiter / Waitress2,736 EUR

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

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Germany range between 1,831 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 6,866 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,986 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 3,986 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,986 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 2,618 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,618 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 5,860 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,860 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Germany Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Average Salary 2016    =  
3,437 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
3,564 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
3,696 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
3,832 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Germany are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

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

22 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany for Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 22 EUR. This means that the average person in Germany earns approximatly 22 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.

Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering and Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly GermanyWe compared Germany salaries for Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering and All Jobs and we found that Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin4,365 EUR
Bremen3,785 EUR
Dortmund3,697 EUR
Dresden3,563 EUR
Dusseldorf4,013 EUR
Essen3,855 EUR
Frankfurt4,074 EUR
Hamburg4,292 EUR
Hannover3,479 EUR
Koln4,147 EUR
Leipzig3,637 EUR
Munchen4,220 EUR
Nurnberg3,412 EUR
Stuttgart3,924 EUR
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