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Banquet Manager Salary

Median pay for Banquet Managers in the United States is around $43K annually. Cash earnings of Banquet Managers — including $8K in bonuses, $5K in profit sharing proceeds, and $13K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $29K to approximately $62K depending on individual performance. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and years of experience are driving factors as well. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Banquet Managers is high. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Banquet Managers making up 52 percent of survey respondents. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,590 - $61,499
(Median)
$30K
$43K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,703
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90%

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$9.20 - $19.66
(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
$29,590 - $61,499  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,891  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,894  
Commission
$0.00 - $13,395  
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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$29,093 - $62,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 708
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 - $19.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.92 - $15.58  
Overtime
$10.55 - $26.78  
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 - $7,891  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $13,395  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,894  
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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$29,093 - $62,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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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As Banquet Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Director of Banquets, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Directors of Banquets earn $70K on average per year. Becoming a Food and Beverage Director is, more often than not, the most common role that Banquet Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $61K. Another frequent advance is for Banquet Managers to assume a Catering Sales Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $41K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Banquet Manager


Although Marriott International, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $52K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $29K or as much as $85K.

Hilton Garden Inn offers the smallest salaries in town — $37K on average — but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $25K to $61K) creates a rather varied pay scale.

Popular Skills for Banquet Manager


Banquet Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Operations Management and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sales and Event Planning. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Banquet Manager

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


For Banquet Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $40K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $44K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $47K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $50K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Banquet Manager Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Banquet Manager Salaries

Operations Management
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People Management
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
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National Average
$43,000

Event Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 24%
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