Banquet Manager Salary

Earnings for Banquet Managers in the United States come in at around $43K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Banquet Managers range from $29K on the low end to $62K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $7K and $5K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though the specific employer and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Men make up a slight majority of Banquet Managers (52 percent) who responded to the survey. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,733 - $61,321

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$9.79 - $19.66

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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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,733 - $61,321  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,096  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,894  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,486  
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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$29,137 - $61,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 684
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $19.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.77 - $16.16  
Overtime
$3.14 - $26.08  
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 - $7,096  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,486  
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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$29,137 - $61,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Director of Banquets. The average Director of Banquets brings home $71K 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


Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc offers the largest salaries in town ($52K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $30K to $81K.

With a median salary of only $37K, Hilton Garden Inn pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $25K to $61K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Banquet Manager


Survey results suggest that Banquet Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Operations Management and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales and Event Planning. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $40K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $44K. On average, Banquet Managers make $46K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $49K.

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Experience Affects Banquet Manager Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Banquet Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 23%

People Management
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
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National Average
$43,000

Event Management
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up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 139 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
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

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