A person working as a Waiter / Waitress in Hungary typically earns around 732,000 HUF per month. Salaries range from 358,000 HUF (lowest) to 1,140,000 HUF (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Waiter / Waitress salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Waiter / Waitress salaries in Hungary range from 358,000 HUF per month (minimum salary) to 1,140,000 HUF per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 746,000 HUF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Waiter / Waitress(s) are earning less than 746,000 HUF while the other half are earning more than 746,000 HUF. 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 Waiter / Waitress(s) are earning less than 497,000 HUF while 75% of them are earning more than 497,000 HUF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Waiter / Waitress(s) are earning less than 963,000 HUF while 25% are earning more than 963,000 HUF.
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
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Waiter / Waitress salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Waiter / Waitress with less than two years of experience makes approximately 425,000 HUF per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 546,000 HUF per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 754,000 HUF per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Waiter / Waitress(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 934,000 HUF per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 1,000,000 HUF per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 1,070,000 HUF per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Waiter / Waitress salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Waiter / Waitress is 546,000 HUF per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 781,000 HUF per month, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 1,080,000 HUF per month, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+43%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Waiter / Waitress employees in Hungary earn 9% more than their female counterparts.
Waiter / Waitress(s) in Hungary are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Hungary for the year 2019. 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.
A Waiter / Waitress is considered to be a low bonus-based job 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.
72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% 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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Waiter / Waitress employees in Hungary earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Waiter / Waitress salaries in Hungary are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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.
The average salary for Waiter / Waitress is 31% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||859,000 HUF||+17%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||755,000 HUF||+3%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||1,440,000 HUF||+97%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||1,450,000 HUF||+98%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||586,000 HUF||-20%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||1,020,000 HUF||+39%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||759,000 HUF||+4%|
|Bakery Manager||1,140,000 HUF||+56%|
|Bakery Superintendent||921,000 HUF||+26%|
|Banquet Manager||934,000 HUF||+28%|
|Banquet Server||783,000 HUF||+7%|
|Bar Attendant||769,000 HUF||+5%|
|Bar Manager||1,190,000 HUF||+63%|
|Bar Supervisor||919,000 HUF||+26%|
|Beverage Manager||1,120,000 HUF||+53%|
|Bistro Attendant||710,000 HUF||-3%|
|Buffet Chef||1,000,000 HUF||+37%|
|Buffet Host||662,000 HUF||-10%|
|Buffet Manager||1,090,000 HUF||+49%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||673,000 HUF||-8%|
|Cafeteria Manager||1,020,000 HUF||+39%|
|Cake Decorator||774,000 HUF||+6%|
|Casino Shift Manager||1,300,000 HUF||+78%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||988,000 HUF||+35%|
|Club Manager||1,240,000 HUF||+70%|
|Cluster Director||1,440,000 HUF||+97%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||1,370,000 HUF||+87%|
|Cocktail Server||701,000 HUF||-4%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||1,250,000 HUF||+71%|
|Confectionery Baker||757,000 HUF||+3%|
|Conference Services Manager||1,050,000 HUF||+44%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||1,180,000 HUF||+61%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||1,100,000 HUF||+50%|
|Culinary Assistant||791,000 HUF||+8%|
|Culinary Associate||851,000 HUF||+16%|
|Dietary Aide||871,000 HUF||+19%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||1,000,000 HUF||+37%|
|Duty Manager||1,120,000 HUF||+53%|
|Events Coordinator||971,000 HUF||+33%|
|Executive Chef||1,010,000 HUF||+38%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||898,000 HUF||+23%|
|Fast Food Cook||877,000 HUF||+20%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||973,000 HUF||+33%|
|Fine Dining Cook||1,050,000 HUF||+44%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||1,080,000 HUF||+48%|
|Fleet Manager||1,240,000 HUF||+70%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||1,270,000 HUF||+74%|
|Food Consultant||1,330,000 HUF||+82%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||1,090,000 HUF||+49%|
|Food Server||723,000 HUF||-1%|
|Food Service Director||1,300,000 HUF||+78%|
|Food Service Manager||1,310,000 HUF||+79%|
|Food Service Sales||1,140,000 HUF||+56%|
|Food Service Worker||747,000 HUF||+2%|
|Front Desk Agent||840,000 HUF||+15%|
|Front Office Manager||1,190,000 HUF||+63%|
|Guest Service Executive||1,270,000 HUF||+74%|
|Guest Service Representative||969,000 HUF||+32%|
|Head Concierge||902,000 HUF||+23%|
|Hospitality Director||1,840,000 HUF||+150%|
|Hostess / Host||969,000 HUF||+32%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||741,000 HUF||+1%|
|Hotel Maid||510,000 HUF||-30%|
|Hotel Manager||1,840,000 HUF||+150%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||1,460,000 HUF||+100%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||1,280,000 HUF||+75%|
|Hotel Staff||853,000 HUF||+17%|
|Inventory Coordinator||778,000 HUF||+6%|
|Kitchen Manager||1,090,000 HUF||+49%|
|Kitchen Staff||838,000 HUF||+15%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||956,000 HUF||+31%|
|Line Cook||1,010,000 HUF||+38%|
|Luggage Porter||469,000 HUF||-36%|
|Motel Manager||1,250,000 HUF||+71%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||649,000 HUF||-11%|
|Production Operator||638,000 HUF||-13%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||837,000 HUF||+14%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||1,590,000 HUF||+120%|
|Restaurant Manager||1,460,000 HUF||+100%|
|Room Reservations Manager||1,320,000 HUF||+80%|
|Room Service Manager||1,320,000 HUF||+80%|
|Sous Chef||882,000 HUF||+21%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||1,160,000 HUF||+59%|
|Tour Consultant||1,050,000 HUF||+44%|
|Travel Agent||993,000 HUF||+36%|
|Travel Consultant||1,010,000 HUF||+38%|
|Waiter / Waitress||732,000 HUF||+0%|