The average wage for a Banquet Captain is $12.50 per hour. A skill in People Management is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$24,528 - $84,000
(Median)
$25K
$39K
$84K
MEDIAN: $38,669
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$8.20 - $19.60
(Median)
$8
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$24,528 - $84,000  
   
Bonus
$1,350  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,448 - $59,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.20 - $19.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $22.80  
Overtime
$13.30 - $30.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,350  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,448 - $59,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 260
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Job Description for Banquet Captain

A banquet captain typically works at a large hotel or restaurant with dedicated large party rooms or banquet facilities. His or her major role is to act as a service supervisor for all banquets and large parties at the facility. He or she supervises setup and cleanup, as well as helps ensure the food service flows smoothly. He or she also acts as a point of contact for special requests or needs during before or during the banquet. Normally, a banquet captain works from a daily list of functions and parties using the hotel or restaurant's facilities received from a banquet manager. They ensure that all rooms are set up to guests' specifications and that facility cleanliness standards are met. He or she also ensures that any special decorating requests or audiovisual equipment is available and ready.

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Banquet Captain Tasks

  • Coordinate with event staff, clients, chefs, maintenance, and other groups to ensure smooth operations.
  • Lead banquet staff, including training, presentation, and policies, especially around alcohol and food allergies.
  • Monitor banquet rooms to enforce cleanliness, presentation, and meeting client needs.
  • Manage operations for preparation, execution, and clean-up of banquets.
  • Communicate with chefs, stewards, and managers about immediate and forecast problems.

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Experience Affects Banquet Captain Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Banquet Captain Salaries

People Management
up arrow 23%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 10%

Operations Management
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Event Management
0%

National Average
$33,000

Team Leadership
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 11%

Problem Solving
up arrow 17%

Training
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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