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.
|Salary||$19,866 - $53,355|
|Total Pay (||$18,465 - $38,543|
|Hourly Rate||$8.80 - $15.64|
|Hourly Tips||$0.00 - $4.53|
|Overtime||$13.33 - $24.93|
|Total Pay (||$18,465 - $38,543|
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...
When working for a health food service, the catering assistant will often work at a medical or long-term care facility. The catering assistant will be responsible for collecting menu requests from customers and checking with nurses to make sure that the meals are allowed by the patient’s diet. Then, the assistant will deliver meals and retrieve dirty trays at the end of meals. The assistant may also help in the kitchen or dish room as needed.
In any catering assistant job, strong customer service skills are important in order to achieve customer satisfaction. Some jobs require a minimum of a high school diploma, and others require an associate’s degree. Proficient computer skills are important in order to be able to organize data and carry out communication. Some travel may be necessary, so a valid driver’s license is often a requirement. Hours and shifts often vary based on needs, and weekend shifts are often required.
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.
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
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