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Food and Drink Preparation and Service

Bar staff may earn from around £11,000 a year up to £17,000. Bar managers may earn much more.

Catering/restaurant managers may earn from around £15,000 up to around £40,000 a year.

Chefs may earn from around £12,000 for trainees to £50,000 a year or more for head chefs in top hotels..

Fast food service assistants may earn up to around £13,500 for full time staff although supervisors can earn more.

Kitchen assistants/porters may earn up to £15,000 with experience.

Waiting staff could earn up to around £15,000 or more with experience and extra responsibilities.

Front of House Services

Concierges, door attendants, hotel porters may earn from around £12,000 a year and up to £16,000. Head porters in charge of a team could earn up to £22,000.

Hotel receptionists may earn from around £12,500 a year to around £20,000.

Hotel managers may earn around £19,000 a year whilst training. A deputy manager or manager in a small hotel  may earn £20,000 to £35,000. A general manager could earn £60,000 or more, depending on the type and size of hotel.


Housekeepers may earn from around £15,000 a year and up to around £18,000 with experience. A head housekeeper or accommodation manager in a large London hotel may around £28,000

Hotel/accommodation room attendants may earn the national minimum wage but salaries up to £15,000 a year are possible.

Venue and Events Management

Conference and events organisers may earn from around £17,000 up to around £40,000 a year with experience. Managers can earn up to £50,000.

Salary figures (Nov 2011) are taken from the Next Step website, and are for guidance only because pay can depend on various factors, including your location, qualifications and experience.