Banquet Manager Salary

Banquet Managers in the United States take home an average $44K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $9K and $15K, respectively — total cash payment to Banquet Managers can bottom out near $29K or peak near $64K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, close to a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Most Banquet Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$29,900 - $62,579
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$63K
MEDIAN: $43,808
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$9.79 - $18.59
(Median)
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,900 - $62,579  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,020  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,544  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,289  
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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$29,338 - $63,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 681
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $18.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.91 - $16.89  
Overtime
$6.71 - $25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,020  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,289  
Profit Sharing
$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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$29,338 - $63,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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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Banquet Managers sometimes assume positions such as Directors of Banquets. That role pays $71K per year on average. The most common career progression for Banquet Managers leads to becoming a Food and Beverage Director, where average pay is $61K annually. However, many Banquet Managers also opt to become Catering Sales Managers. Typically, a Catering Sales Manager brings home $41K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Banquet Manager


Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $60K.

Hilton Garden Inn offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $39K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $24K and $61K.

Popular Skills for Banquet Manager


Banquet Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Operations Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales, Event Planning, and Event Management. 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.


For many Banquet Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $40K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $45K. Banquet Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $49K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $51K on average.

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Experience Affects Banquet Manager Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Banquet Manager Salaries

Operations Management
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National Average
$44,000

Customer Service
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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