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Banquet Manager Salary

Banquet Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $42K per year. Total cash compensation to Banquet Managers approaches anywhere from $29K on the lower end to $62K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $7K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the company and experience level. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, close to one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. Work is enjoyable for Banquet Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Banquet Managers (51 percent) who responded to the survey. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,442 - $61,351
(Median)
$29K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,222
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$9.01 - $19.51
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary 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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,442 - $61,351  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,079  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,932  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,957  
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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$29,049 - $61,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 715
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
$9.01 - $19.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.92 - $15.58  
Overtime
$10.55 - $27.04  
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 - $7,079  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,957  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$29,049 - $61,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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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 who move on to become Food and Beverage Directors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Food and Beverage Directors get paid an average of $61K per year. Becoming a Catering Sales Manager or a Food and Beverage Manager is a common transition from a Banquet Manager role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Banquet Manager


Marriott International, Inc. does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $52K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $29K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $85K.

Hilton Garden Inn offers the least money; the median income there is just $37K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $25K and $61K.

Popular Skills for Banquet Manager


Banquet Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know Operations Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 24 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sales, Event Planning, and People Management. Most people experienced in Customer Service also 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, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $40K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $43K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Banquet Managers make $46K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $50K.

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Experience Affects Banquet Manager Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Banquet Manager Salaries

Operations Management
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Customer Service
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National Average
$42,000

Event Management
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 25%