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

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

Average Monthly Salary
30,700 PHP
( 369,000 PHP yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
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 salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Philippines typically earns around 30,700 PHP. Salaries range from 11,300 PHP (lowest average) to 83,000 PHP (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering domain in Philippines exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Airbnb Property Manager46,700 PHP
All Rounder17,700 PHP
Assistant Executive Housekeeper13,200 PHP
Assistant Food and Beverage Controller23,900 PHP
Assistant Food and Beverage Director58,200 PHP
Assistant Hospitality Manager58,700 PHP
Assistant Storekeeper12,000 PHP
Assistant Tour Manager27,600 PHP
Baker and Pastrycook14,300 PHP
Bakery Manager32,700 PHP
Bakery Superintendent22,100 PHP
Banquet Captain16,600 PHP
Banquet Manager22,800 PHP
Banquet Server13,500 PHP
Bar Attendant13,900 PHP
Bar Manager28,100 PHP
Bar Supervisor20,800 PHP
Barista17,300 PHP
Bartender17,600 PHP
Bellman13,300 PHP
Beverage Manager34,900 PHP
Bistro Attendant15,100 PHP
Buffet Chef26,300 PHP
Buffet Host13,800 PHP
Buffet Manager29,800 PHP
Butcher and Slaughterer12,000 PHP
Cafeteria Assistant15,500 PHP
Cafeteria Manager26,600 PHP
Cafeteria Supervisor19,200 PHP
Cake Decorator15,600 PHP
Casino Shift Manager47,200 PHP
Chain Store Customer Support23,700 PHP
Chef28,100 PHP
Chef De Cuisine36,500 PHP
Club Manager52,600 PHP
Cluster Director63,000 PHP
Cluster Revenue Manager53,000 PHP
Cocktail Server14,800 PHP
Coffee Shop Manager49,300 PHP
Concierge13,700 PHP
Confectionery Baker15,900 PHP
Conference and Sales Coordinator25,000 PHP
Conference Services Manager30,800 PHP
Cook23,300 PHP
Corporate Sous Chef38,000 PHP
Corporate Travel Consultant37,900 PHP
Croupier19,000 PHP
Culinary Assistant12,000 PHP
Culinary Associate12,800 PHP
Culinary Tour Guide35,400 PHP
Demi Chef28,500 PHP
Dietary Aide28,100 PHP
Dining Room Supervisor24,900 PHP
Dishwasher10,800 PHP
Duty Manager31,200 PHP
Events Coordinator20,800 PHP
Executive Chef30,600 PHP
Executive Pastry Chef24,700 PHP
Fast Food Cook21,300 PHP
Fast Food Shift Supervisor22,400 PHP
Fine Dining Cook40,400 PHP
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef37,200 PHP
Fleet Manager66,300 PHP
Food and Beverage Manager52,200 PHP
Food and Beverage Trend Analyst35,300 PHP
Food Consultant41,700 PHP
Food Photographer29,500 PHP
Food Policy Analyst38,500 PHP
Food Safety Auditor34,800 PHP
Food Safety Compliance Manager39,100 PHP
Food Safety Coordinator29,900 PHP
Food Server13,900 PHP
Food Service Director50,900 PHP
Food Service Manager57,900 PHP
Food Service Sales31,900 PHP
Food Service Worker13,700 PHP
Food Stylist23,500 PHP
Food Sustainability Consultant40,300 PHP
Front Desk Agent16,800 PHP
Front Desk Clerk16,400 PHP
Front Office Manager28,800 PHP
Gastronomy Consultant31,500 PHP
Guest Service Executive45,600 PHP
Guest Service Representative18,800 PHP
Head Chef 33,000 PHP
Head Concierge20,500 PHP
Hospitality Director83,100 PHP
Hospitality Technology Specialist32,400 PHP
Hostess / Host16,500 PHP
Hotel Desk Clerk16,600 PHP
Hotel Maid11,400 PHP
Hotel Manager78,400 PHP
Hotel Revenue Manager49,200 PHP
Hotel Sales Manager56,300 PHP
Hotel Service Supervisor42,800 PHP
Hotel Staff14,700 PHP
Inventory Coordinator18,300 PHP
Kitchen Manager27,900 PHP
Kitchen Staff14,900 PHP
Kitchen Supervisor23,800 PHP
Line Cook24,000 PHP
Luggage Porter11,100 PHP
Molecular Gastronomist39,500 PHP
Motel Manager43,400 PHP
Pastry Chef23,200 PHP
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant14,400 PHP
Personal Chef34,100 PHP
Production Operator23,400 PHP
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator23,900 PHP
Receptionist16,800 PHP
Regional Restaurant Manager63,700 PHP
Restaurant Manager52,800 PHP
Restaurant Server13,600 PHP
Room Reservations Manager50,600 PHP
Room Service Manager51,600 PHP
Sous Chef28,500 PHP
Special Events Coordinator33,300 PHP
Supervisor of Food Services36,900 PHP
Sustainable Catering Coordinator30,800 PHP
Sustainable Tourism Consultant36,700 PHP
Tour Consultant39,000 PHP
Tour Guide26,900 PHP
Tour Manager36,200 PHP
Travel Agent26,900 PHP
Travel Consultant38,200 PHP
Virtual / Augmented Reality Tourism Specialist31,200 PHP
Waiter / Waitress13,100 PHP
Wedding Planner42,000 PHP

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

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

5% of people earn
41,600 PHP or more
10% of people earn
34,100 to 41,600 PHP
20% of people earn
17,700 PHP or less
65% of people earn
17,700 to 34,100 PHP
Minimum Salary
11,300 PHP
28,900 PHP
83,000 PHP

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

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Philippines range from 11,300 PHP (starting average salary) to 83,000 PHP (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 28,900 PHP, implying that half of the workforce in Philippines earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Philippines earn less than 22,200 PHP, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 37,400 PHP, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Philippines. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 17,700 PHP to 34,100 PHP. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 17,700 PHP mark, while 10% ranged from 34,100 PHP to 41,600 PHP. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 41,600 PHP or higher.

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 in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Philippines 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.

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.

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.
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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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.

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 degree levels across many jobs in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Philippines, below are our findings.

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 certificate 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 Philippines costs anywhere from 224,000 PHP to 671,000 PHP and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering / Philippines

Salary comparison by gender Philippines Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly
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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? In the field of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Philippines, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 15%.

32,800 PHP
28,600 PHP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Philippines for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering / Philippines

How much are annual salary increments in Philippines for individuals working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Philippines are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Philippines 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.

Philippines / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate Philippines
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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare 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 Philippines is 5%.

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.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering / Philippines

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Philippines Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
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70% of surveyed staff in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 30% 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.

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.

Hourly Average Wage / Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering / Philippines

180 PHP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Philippines is 180 PHP.This is the rate they get paid 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 fixed 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?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Philippines is 65 PHP. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Antipolo33,700 PHP
Cagayan de Oro32,600 PHP
Cebu34,900 PHP
Dasmarinas29,400 PHP
Davao36,200 PHP
Kalookan35,500 PHP
Las Pinas30,800 PHP
Makati30,200 PHP
Manila36,700 PHP
Paranaque32,000 PHP
Pasig33,100 PHP
Quezon City37,300 PHP
Taguig34,400 PHP
Valenzuela31,300 PHP

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Philippines is 12% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
42,300 PHP
Public Sector+12%
47,300 PHP
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 in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Philippines?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 28,900 PHP and 37,400 PHP. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the 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 salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Philippines ranges from 11,300 PHP to 22,200 PHP. 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 with 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 the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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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