Banquet Manager Salary

An average Banquet Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $44K annually. The final incomes of Banquet Managers generally vary between $29K and $64K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $9K, $15K, and $15K, respectively. While the specific employer and experience level impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Women Banquet Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Some workers in this field — one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Job satisfaction for Banquet Managers is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,900 - $62,579
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$63K
MEDIAN: $43,808
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90%

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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Banquet Managers sometimes become Directors of Banquets, where the average income is $71K per year. A Food and Beverage Director role is the most common promotion for Banquet Managers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $61K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Banquet Managers is a Catering Sales Manager position, where earnings are usually $41K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Banquet Manager


Banquet Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc, where the average salary comes to $60K.

Hilton Garden Inn reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $39K) but some workers make up to $61K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Popular Skills for Banquet Manager


Banquet Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Operations Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Banquet Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median 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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What is it like working as a Banquet Manager?

Banquet Manager in Green Bay:
"Went from a banquet server to banquet manager."
Pros: I really enjoy helping others, I enjoy being able to sit back and watch my staff give guest satisfaction.
Cons: I can't stand the running around our hotel. And the pay is horrible.

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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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Event 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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