Catering Assistant Salary

Catering Assistants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $11.93 per hour. Compensation ranges from $8.42 per hour on the lower end to $15.90 on the higher end. Some workers in this field — roughly one-half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by around half and dental plans are enjoyed by more than a third. Most Catering Assistants are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Women make up the vast majority of Catering Assistants (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$18,898 - $45,958
(Median)
$19K
$32K
$46K
MEDIAN: $32,235
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$8.42 - $15.90
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,898 - $45,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
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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$18,020 - $38,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.42 - $15.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.11  
Overtime
$11.49 - $24.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
   
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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$18,020 - $38,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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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.


For Catering Assistants, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $25K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $28K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Catering Assistants make a median salary 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 $32K.

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Experience Affects Catering Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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