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Banquet Manager Salary

Median pay for Banquet Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $42K annually. Final cash compensation to Banquet Managers varies from around $29K to approximately $62K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K and $5K, respectively. While the specific employer and experience level impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. While about one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Most Banquet Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Banquet Managers (50 percent) who responded to the survey. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$29,068 - $60,988
(Median)
29K
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42K
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61K
MEDIAN: $41,651
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$9.20 - $19.49
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,068 - $60,988  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,179  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,034  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,594  
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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$28,753 - $61,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 730
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.20 - $19.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.96 - $15.48  
Overtime
$7.20 - $27.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,179  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,594  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,034  
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).
)
$28,753 - $61,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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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Compensation usually increases greatly for Banquet Managers who advance to upper-end positions like Food and Beverage Director. Food and Beverage Directors make $61K per year on average. A Catering Sales Manager or a Food and Beverage Manager is a typical transition from a Banquet Manager role.

Banquet Manager Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Banquet Manager


Banquet Managers flock to Marriott International, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $52K lead the pack in compensation; however, Marriott International, Inc. also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $29K at one end to $85K at the other end.

The consistently lowest paying firm is Hilton Garden Inn, where the median salary is just $37K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $25K to $61K.

Popular Skills for Banquet Manager


Survey results show that Banquet Managers use a fair number of skills. Fortunate workers who know Operations Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sales, People Management, and Event Planning. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Banquet Manager

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $43K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $47K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $50K.

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Experience Affects Banquet Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%



National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Banquet Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 25%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$42,000

Event Management
up arrow 1%


People Management
up arrow 14%

up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

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: 73% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 26%