Catering Assistant Salary

Catering Assistants in the United States take home an average $11.66 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. About one-half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, roughly one-half report medical coverage and roughly two in five claim dental coverage as well. The vast majority of Catering Assistants (87 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,866 - $53,355
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$38K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,365
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$8.80 - $15.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,866 - $53,355  
   
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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$18,465 - $38,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.80 - $15.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.53  
Overtime
$13.33 - $24.93  
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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$18,465 - $38,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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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

Pay by Experience for a Catering Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Catering Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 103 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Catering Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Catering Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 21 salaries. A Catering Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Catering Assistant

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Catering Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$25,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 49%
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