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Banquet Manager Salary (United States)

A typical Banquet Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $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 $8K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by the company and years of experience. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair portion and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Men are barely outnumbered by their female counterparts, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Banquet Manager Salary (?
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$29,019 - $60,702
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MEDIAN: $41,672
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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  
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  
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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Banquet Managers often transition into upper level Food and Beverage Director positions, where pay tends to be much higher. Typically, Food and Beverage Directors earn $61K per year. Becoming a Catering Sales Manager or a Food and Beverage Manager is a common transition from a Banquet Manager role.

Banquet Manager Job Listings

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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 $52K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($29K) and those starting out ($85K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.
Offering a median salary of only $38K, Hilton Garden Inn pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $25K to $61K is pretty narrow, too. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts also ranks near the bottom for pay.

Popular Skills for Banquet Manager

Survey results imply that Banquet Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Fortunate workers who know Operations Management command much higher paychecks, 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. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Banquet Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Banquet Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $39K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $43K. On average, Banquet Managers make $47K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $49K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining roughly an eighth.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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San Francisco
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Chicago
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Seattle
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Dallas
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Los Angeles
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Minneapolis
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Orlando
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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 big spenders include San Diego, Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago, top-paying cities where Banquet Managers see paychecks higher than average (+39 percent, +25 percent, +23 percent, and +22 percent). 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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$42,000
Event Management
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Customer Service
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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%