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Banquet Captain Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Banquet Captain is $11.99 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Banquet Captain Salary (?
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$19,544 - $67,929
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MEDIAN: $35,931
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Banquet Captain Salary (?
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$7.97 - $17.76
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$19,544 - $67,929  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,983  
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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$19,787 - $50,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.97 - $17.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.24 - $16.63  
Overtime
$11.40 - $25.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,983  
   
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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$19,787 - $50,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 248
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Banquet Captain

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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San Diego
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Atlanta
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National Average
$30,000
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Experience Affects Banquet Captain Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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$30,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 41%