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.

$19,727 - $53,725
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$37K
$54K
MEDIAN: $37,000
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$8.81 - $15.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,727 - $53,725  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
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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$18,476 - $37,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.81 - $15.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.45  
Overtime
$13.48 - $24.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$18,476 - $37,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 130

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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

  • 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.

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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 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

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Catering Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$25,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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