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. Pay ranges from $8.39 per hour on the low end to $16.17 on the high end. The vast majority of Catering Assistants (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by nearly one-half and dental coverage is claimed by more than a third. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,898 - $43,912
(Median)
$19K
$31K
$44K
MEDIAN: $31,492
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$8.39 - $16.17
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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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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$18,164 - $39,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.39 - $16.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $14.90  
Overtime
$11.55 - $25.49  
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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$18,164 - $39,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Catering Assistants — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $25K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $27K. Catering Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $31K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $33K.

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Experience Affects Catering Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

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
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 48%
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