Catering Assistant Salary
Median pay for Catering Assistants in the United States is around $11.55 per hour. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Catering Assistants (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, more than two-fifths have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. Most Catering Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$19,727 - $53,725|
|Total Pay (||$18,476 - $37,534|
|Hourly Rate||$8.81 - $15.56|
|Hourly Tips||$0.00 - $4.45|
|Overtime||$13.48 - $24.69|
|Total Pay (||$18,476 - $37,534|
Job Description for Catering Assistant
Catering assistants work for a companies that provides custom meals, such as event facilities, restaurants, and companies that provide meals for patients. When working for a catering company that deals with events, the catering assistant may help to organize event details and files. The catering assistant may be tasked with coordinating various services from third parties so that the facility and equipment is set up properly, according to client requests. The catering assistant may help with marketing efforts such as answering phone calls, meeting with customers, and creating marketing documents. When customers have concerns or complaints, the catering assistant should work to remedy these issues.Read More...
When working for a health food service, the catering assistant will often work at a medical or long-term care facility. The catering assistant will be responsible for collecting menu requests from customers and checking with nurses to make sure that the meals are allowed by the patient’s diet. Then, the assistant will deliver meals and retrieve dirty trays at the end of meals. The assistant may also help in the kitchen or dish room as needed.
In any catering assistant job, strong customer service skills are important in order to achieve customer satisfaction. Some jobs require a minimum of a high school diploma, and others require an associate’s degree. Proficient computer skills are important in order to be able to organize data and carry out communication. Some travel may be necessary, so a valid driver’s license is often a requirement. Hours and shifts often vary based on needs, and weekend shifts are often required.
Catering Assistant Tasks
- Set up and deliver food to customers.
- Assist with the general clean up.
- Deliver menu sections for the day.
- Assist in menus for dinner, breakfast and snacks.
Pay by Experience Level for Catering Assistant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Catering Assistants, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $24K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $25K. Catering Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $27K. Catering Assistants who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $31K.
Key Stats for Catering Assistant
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