Banquet Captain Salary

A Banquet Captain earns an average wage of $12.15 per hour. A skill in People Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$19,866 - $68,481
(Median)
$20K
$37K
$68K
MEDIAN: $36,600
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90%

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$8.15 - $19.24
(Median)
$8
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$19,866 - $68,481  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,530  
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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$20,258 - $54,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.15 - $19.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $19.63  
Overtime
$11.29 - $28.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,530  
   
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).
)
$20,258 - $54,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 302
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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 15%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Banquet Captain Salaries

People Management
up arrow 27%

Team Leadership
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 43%
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