On-trade salaries grew in 2020
Despite the huge economic impact of Covid-19, average salary levels across the hospitality sector grew significantly in 2020.
Despite the huge economic impact of Covid-19, average salary levels across the hospitality sector grew significantly in 2020, according to new data.
From analysis of over 6.5m jobs posted to reed.co.uk over the last three years, its salary guide found that Covid-19 had not had a negative impact on overall salary levels within the industry.
In fact, the majority of positions advertised in 2020 showed an increase in salary, with an average 4% growth, resulting in a typical salary of £31,760, compared to £30,535 in 2019. This is well above the UK national increase of 2.32% and against slow inflation.
Despite the combination of Covid-19 and Brexit, roles that had the largest salary increases included commis chef (8.2%), duty manager (7.6%) and head chef (6.8%).
“Although overall average salaries in the sector have increased, there are variations by region, position and job level," explains Sam Baldwinson from Reed hospitality and leisure. "Our annual salary guide gives employers specific insight into the impact Covid-19 and Brexit has had on salaries in hospitality and leisure at a national and regional level. The guide will enable businesses to compete effectively in what is a candidate-driven market – helping them not only to recruit new talent, but also to retain the valuable employees they already have."