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Catering Assistant Salary

Commissions form a big slice (over a third) of total compensation for Catering Assistants. The median income in this area hovers around $27K. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.47 per hour to $16.46. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. While some workers in this profession — a little less than half — do not have any health coverage, roughly one-half do receive medical benefits and about two in five have dental insurance. There are far more female Catering Assistants who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$18,791 - $41,310
(Median)
$19K
$32K
$41K
MEDIAN: $32,406
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90%

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$8.47 - $16.46
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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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$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,791 - $41,310  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
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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$18,302 - $39,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.47 - $16.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $10.23  
Overtime
$11.47 - $25.57  
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.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
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).
)
$18,302 - $39,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162

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Job Description for Catering Assistant

  • 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.


For many Catering Assistants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $26K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $28K. Catering Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $31K. 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 $33K.

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Experience Affects Catering Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 46%