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Hospitality in United Kingdom:

The industry is noted for its high level of labour turnover, and this currently stands at 31% (People 1st State of the Nation Report 2010). Although 56% of the workforce is female, the number of women working in senior management positions in the hospitality industry is very low (People 1st The case for change: Women working in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector Report 2010).

Salaries vary and depend on the size of the company, the amount of responsibility involved and the type of organisation. Sometimes packages can include profit related pay, subsidised accommodation or meals, pension schemes and health insurance.  

Typical starting salaries for a trainee hotel manager can range from £13,000 to £19,000, although entrants with experience may earn more.

Salaries vary widely depending on location and the size of the organisation. Starting salaries for a restaurant manager range from £16,000 to £20,000. Entry-level salaries in event management range from £19,000 to £25,000, although performance-related pay/commission/bonuses are typical.

The hospitality sector employs about two million people in 206,000 outlets across the UK and accounts for 4.5% of the UK’s total economic output, more than agriculture, forestry, fishing, energy, and water supply combined. 31% of the workforce works in restaurants, 16% in bars/nightclubs and 12% in hotels (People 1st Sector Skills Assessment 2010/People 1st State of the Nation Report 2010).

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