Banquet Manager Salary (United States)

Banquet Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $42,016 per year. Pay starts at $28,629 and can approach $61,535 per year on the higher side. Overall incomes of Banquet Managers—including $8,286 bonuses, $9,696 profit sharing proceeds, and $14,544 commissions on the more lucrative end—ranges between $29,019 and $60,702. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by the specific employer and experience level. 26 percent of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Women Banquet Managers just slightly outnumber men in the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Banquet Manager Salary (?
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$29,019 - $60,702
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MEDIAN: $41,672
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Banquet Manager Salary (?
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$9.07 - $19.78
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,019 - $60,702  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,286  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,544  
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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$28,629 - $61,535  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 746
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $19.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.77 - $15.25  
Overtime
$11.56 - $27.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,286  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$28,629 - $61,535  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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Job Description for Banquet Manager

Banquet managers manage the daily functions of the hospitality or banquet department. Banquet managers direct a team of individuals comprised of cooks, servers, and greeters, along with individuals responsible for the presentation and decorum of the work area in which banquets are held. Along with working with the staff, banquet managers are one of the first or last lines of contact with guests should they have inquiries about events. This means that excellent communication is required to allow the team to work together and the guest’s needs are being met.
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Banquet Manager Tasks
  • Interact with customers to generate business, solve problems, and increase satisfaction.
  • Estimate, order, arrange, and supervise preparation of food, beverage and equipment.
  • Coordinate with multiple departments and supervise staff to produce quality dining events.
  • Record and forecast budget and inventory.

Common Career Paths for Banquet Manager

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As Banquet Managers transition into upper-level roles, they usually see a strong upturn in salary. For instance, it is not uncommon for a Food and Beverage Director to earn an extra $18,615 per year than his or her lower-level colleagues. A Banquet Manager often moves on to become a Catering Sales Manager or a Food and Beverage Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Banquet Manager

Though Marriott International, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay with a median salary of $52,096, employees there receive a range of salaries, from $29K on the low end all the way up to $85K.
Although Hilton Garden Inn hands out the lowest average salary in town at $38,446, employee compensation still varies greatly—workers can make as little as $25K or as much as $61K. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International, Inc. are other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $42,500 and $52,096.

Popular Skills for Banquet Manager

Banquet Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know Operations Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Those listing Sales as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Event Planning and People Management also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Banquet Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Banquet Managers, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Salaries start at $39K, which grows to $42K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $47K after 10 to 20 years. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Banquet Managers earning an average of $49K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 12 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$42,000
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Banquet Managers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 58 percent. Also paying near the top of the field are San Diego, Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago, where Banquet Managers annually earn 39 percent, 25 percent, 23 percent, and 22 percent more than the national average. Denver ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 1 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Banquet Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Banquet Manager Salaries

Operations Management
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National Average
$42,000
Event Management
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Customer Service
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 26%
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