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

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

Average Monthly Salary
64,100 ALL
( 769,000 ALL yearly)


A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Albania typically earns around 64,100 ALL per month. Salaries range from 24,300 ALL (lowest average) to 179,000 ALL (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 Rounder42,300 ALL
Assistant Executive Housekeeper30,500 ALL
Assistant Food and Beverage Director131,000 ALL
Assistant Hospitality Manager143,000 ALL
Assistant Storekeeper26,900 ALL
Assistant Tour Manager63,900 ALL
Baker and Pastrycook34,100 ALL
Bakery Manager71,300 ALL
Bakery Superintendent49,000 ALL
Banquet Manager52,100 ALL
Banquet Server30,900 ALL
Bar Attendant32,900 ALL
Bar Manager65,200 ALL
Bar Supervisor45,100 ALL
Barista38,600 ALL
Bartender39,000 ALL
Bellman30,700 ALL
Beverage Manager79,700 ALL
Bistro Attendant32,900 ALL
Buffet Chef61,400 ALL
Buffet Host32,400 ALL
Buffet Manager72,600 ALL
Butcher and Slaughterer27,300 ALL
Cafeteria Manager62,400 ALL
Cake Decorator37,000 ALL
Casino Shift Manager114,000 ALL
Chain Store Customer Support52,800 ALL
Chef63,500 ALL
Club Manager122,000 ALL
Cluster Director153,000 ALL
Cluster Revenue Manager120,000 ALL
Cocktail Server34,100 ALL
Coffee Shop Manager115,000 ALL
Concierge30,900 ALL
Confectionery Baker39,300 ALL
Conference Services Manager71,900 ALL
Cook55,900 ALL
Corporate Sous Chef87,800 ALL
Corporate Travel Consultant90,300 ALL
Croupier41,400 ALL
Culinary Assistant29,200 ALL
Culinary Associate29,300 ALL
Dietary Aide62,800 ALL
Dining Room Supervisor59,500 ALL
Dishwasher26,700 ALL
Duty Manager74,000 ALL
Events Coordinator48,300 ALL
Executive Chef73,900 ALL
Executive Pastry Chef57,000 ALL
Fast Food Cook52,900 ALL
Fast Food Shift Supervisor53,700 ALL
Fine Dining Cook93,700 ALL
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef92,600 ALL
Fleet Manager149,000 ALL
Food and Beverage Manager116,000 ALL
Food Consultant95,900 ALL
Food Safety Coordinator71,100 ALL
Food Server30,000 ALL
Food Service Director113,000 ALL
Food Service Manager135,000 ALL
Food Service Sales73,400 ALL
Food Service Worker30,000 ALL
Front Desk Agent36,600 ALL
Front Office Manager68,300 ALL
Guest Service Executive103,000 ALL
Guest Service Representative40,400 ALL
Head Concierge48,600 ALL
Hospitality Director195,000 ALL
Hostess / Host35,400 ALL
Hotel Desk Clerk37,200 ALL
Hotel Maid26,300 ALL
Hotel Manager174,000 ALL
Hotel Sales Manager130,000 ALL
Hotel Service Supervisor98,000 ALL
Hotel Staff33,000 ALL
Inventory Coordinator39,900 ALL
Kitchen Manager59,700 ALL
Kitchen Staff32,900 ALL
Kitchen Supervisor53,000 ALL
Line Cook57,600 ALL
Luggage Porter25,200 ALL
Motel Manager98,900 ALL
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant33,800 ALL
Production Operator52,000 ALL
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator58,800 ALL
Receptionist36,300 ALL
Regional Restaurant Manager140,000 ALL
Restaurant Manager120,000 ALL
Room Reservations Manager119,000 ALL
Room Service Manager113,000 ALL
Sous Chef71,000 ALL
Supervisor of Food Services83,600 ALL
Tour Consultant89,400 ALL
Travel Agent62,900 ALL
Travel Consultant94,200 ALL
Waiter / Waitress31,500 ALL

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Albania

Median and salary distribution Albania Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
84,300 ALL or more
10% of people earn
69,200 to 84,300 ALL
20% of people earn
35,900 ALL or less
65% of people earn
35,900 to 69,200 ALL
Minimum Salary
24,300 ALL
56,900 ALL
179,000 ALL

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Albania range from 24,300 ALL per month (starting average salary) to 179,000 ALL per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 56,900 ALL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 56,900 ALL while the other half are earning more than 56,900 ALL. 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 and Salary Scale

    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 44,100 ALL while 75% of them are earning more than 44,100 ALL. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 74,000 ALL while 25% are earning more than 74,000 ALL.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 35,900 ALL to 69,200 ALL. Approximatly 20% fall under the 35,900 ALL cap. Ten percent of wages are from 69,200 ALL to 84,300 ALL. Only 5% of people grossed 84,300 ALL or more.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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 Albania costs anywhere from 480,000 Lek(s) to 1,440,000 Lek(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.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - 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 Albania who work in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

66,700 ALL
62,100 ALL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Albania for all Careers

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

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

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering professionals in Albania 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.

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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.

Albania / All Professions

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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 Albania is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Albania

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Albania Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is considered to be a low bonus-based field. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

92% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 8% 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 Salary Forecast and Trend in Albania

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 2019
56,900 ALL
Average Salary 2020+4%
59,000 ALL
Average Salary 2021+2%
60,100 ALL
Average Salary 2022+3%
61,800 ALL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Albania are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 3% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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

370 ALL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Albania is 370 ALL. This means that the average person in Albania earns approximately 370 ALL for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Albania is 140 ALL. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering VS Other Jobs

64,100 ALL
96,100 ALL
Average Salary
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 33% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Albania
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berat62,200 ALL
Durres70,100 ALL
Elbasan67,500 ALL
Fier65,000 ALL
Gjirokaster61,200 ALL
Korca63,800 ALL
Lezhe58,900 ALL
Sarande60,000 ALL
Shkodra66,600 ALL
Tirana71,200 ALL
Vlore69,300 ALL

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 Albania earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
91,300 ALL
Public Sector+14%
104,000 ALL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Albania?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 56,900 ALL and 74,000 ALL. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Albania is ranges from 44,100 ALL to 74,000 ALL. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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