Median pay for Catering Assistants in the United States is around $11.69 per hour. While some workers in this profession — approximately half — do not have any health coverage, a little less than half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Catering Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,266 - $52,645
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$36K
$53K
MEDIAN: $35,972
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$8.85 - $15.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,266 - $52,645  
   
Bonus
$2,250  
Total Pay (?
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$18,596 - $37,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.85 - $15.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.45  
Overtime
$13.54 - $25.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$2,250  
   
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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$18,596 - $37,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 138

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $25K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $25K. Catering Assistants see a median salary of $28K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $33K.

Key Stats for Catering Assistant

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
055
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Catering Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$25,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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