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Catering Assistant Salary

An average Catering Assistant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.07 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.35 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $16.31. Although close to one-half have medical coverage and roughly two-fifths have dental coverage, around half claim no health benefits at all. Female Catering Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$18,874 - $41,459
(Median)
$19K
$33K
$41K
MEDIAN: $33,443
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$8.35 - $16.31
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,874 - $41,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,028  
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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$18,072 - $40,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.35 - $16.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $14.54  
Overtime
$7.73 - $26.36  
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.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,028  
   
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).
)
$18,072 - $40,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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Job Description for Catering Assistant

  • 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 many Catering Assistants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $26K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $28K on average. Catering Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $32K. Catering Assistants who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Experience Affects Catering Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 48%