Banquet Manager Salary (United States)

A typical Banquet Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $42,016 annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $28,629 to $61,535 per year. Total cash incomes of Banquet Managers run from $28,629 to $61,535, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8,286, profit sharing that reaches $9,696, and some commissions of nearly $14,544. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by the company and tenure. Although most have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, 26 percent claim no health benefits at all. Men are barely outnumbered by their female counterparts, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. Job satisfaction for Banquet Managers is high. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Banquet Manager Salary (?
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$29,019 - $60,702
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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  
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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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Compensation usually increases greatly for Banquet Managers who advance in their career. Upper-end positions like Food and Beverage Director may make an additional $18,615 per year than lower-end positions. It is not unusual for a Banquet Manager to become a Catering Sales Manager or a Food and Beverage Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Banquet Manager

Banquet Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Marriott International, Inc., where typical salaries come to $52,096, though the large difference in pay between employees at the top ($29K) and those starting out ($85K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.
Hilton Garden Inn offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $38,446. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Sheraton Hotels & Resorts ($42,500) and Marriott International, Inc. ($52,096).

Popular Skills for Banquet Manager

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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 proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Banquet Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Banquet Managers do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Beginning workers can expect to earn $39K starting out, which grows to $42K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $47K after one to two decades. After 20 years in the field, Banquet Managers see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $49K. 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. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$42,000
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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Banquet Managers, 58 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include San Diego, Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago, where Banquet Managers typically earn around 39 percent, 25 percent, 23 percent, and 22 percent more than usual. Falling short of the national average by 1 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Denver.

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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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