Catering Assistant Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Catering Assistants. The median take-home amount in this area is around $26K, and on average, more than a third of that final number comes from commissions. Compensation ranges between $8.32 per hour and $16.05. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (87 percent) of Catering Assistants who took the survey are female. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, a little less than half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by close to one-half and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$18,898 - $43,912

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$8.32 - $16.05

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$18,898 - $43,912  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
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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$18,034 - $38,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.32 - $16.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.05  
Overtime
$11.52 - $25.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
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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$18,034 - $38,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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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.

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Catering Assistant Tasks

  • Deliver menu sections for the day.
  • Assist in menus for dinner, breakfast and snacks.
  • Set up and deliver food to customers.
  • Assist with the general clean up.

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Pay by Experience Level for Catering Assistant

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


Catering Assistants do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. During the first five years of their careers, Catering Assistants see a median income of $25K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $27K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Catering Assistants make a median salary of $31K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Catering Assistant with more than 20 years of experience can earn $33K on average.

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Experience Affects Catering Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 47%
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