What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Catering Assistant Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (more than a third on average) of overall compensation for Catering Assistants, and the median take-home for this group lies near $27K. Lower pay rates hover around $8.36 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $16.40. Health benefits are not claimed by all — a little less than half lack any form of coverage — but approximately one-half have medical insurance, and more than a third have dental, too. Female Catering Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,845 - $41,226
(Median)
$19K
$32K
$41K
MEDIAN: $31,981
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$8.36 - $16.40
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,845 - $41,226  
   
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).
)
$18,110 - $39,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.36 - $16.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $14.95  
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 - $1,973  
   
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).
)
$18,110 - $39,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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...

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.

Catering Assistant Job Listings

Jobs by Simply Hired
jobs by Indeed job search

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Catering Assistant

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


For Catering Assistants, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $27K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $26K. Catering Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $31K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $33K.

 
ADVERTISEMENT
United States (change)

Experience Affects Catering Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 47%
ADVERTISEMENT