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Banquet Manager Salary

Median pay for Banquet Managers in the United States is around $43K annually. The range in cash compensation to Banquet Managers (largely between $29K and $62K) includes potential earnings of $8K from bonuses, $5K from profit sharing, and commissions of $13K in exceptional cases. While the specific employer and experience level impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Male Banquet Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. Most Banquet Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,549 - $61,466
(Median)
$30K
$43K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,630
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50%
90%

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$9.03 - $19.49
(Median)
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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50%
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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
$29,549 - $61,466  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,204  
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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$29,024 - $62,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 713
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
$9.03 - $19.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.92 - $15.48  
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 - $8,204  
   
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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$29,024 - $62,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Director of Banquets, where median compensation is $70K annually. With an annual salary of $61K, Food and Beverage Director is the most common role for Banquet Managers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Catering Sales Manager role — which usually pays $41K — is also typical for Banquet Managers, though less common by comparison.

Banquet Manager Job Listings

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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 is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $37K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $25K while workers on the upper end may rake in $61K.

Popular Skills for Banquet Manager


Banquet Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know Operations Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales, Event Planning, and People Management. 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.


Banquet Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $40K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $44K. Banquet Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $47K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $50K.

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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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Customer Service
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National Average
$43,000

Event Management
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
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: 25%
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