Catering Coordinator Salary

The average wage for a Catering Coordinator is $13.26 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$23,279 - $41,201
$23K
$33K
$41K
MEDIAN: $33,118
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$9.71 - $18.51
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MEDIAN: $13.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$23,279 - $41,201  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,700  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$21,902 - $40,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $18.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.56 - $7.54  
Overtime
$13.20 - $27.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,700  
   
Commission
$4,000  
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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$21,902 - $40,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 117

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Job Description for Catering Coordinator

A catering coordinator manages the catering department of a restaurant or other food service provider and oversees catering crews as they plan and prepare to serve food at events such as wedding receptions, office functions, large parties, and so on. Typically, he/she is also expected to be something of a public face for their operation, and as such utilize social and marketing skills to entice new customers and maintain the satisfaction of current ones.

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Catering Coordinator Tasks

  • Plan, organize and coordinate all aspects of events using catering services.
  • Investigate and resolve catering issues regarding food, rentals, sanitation and safety.
  • Communicate catering plans with other departments/partners such as venue, rental company and food vendors.
  • Design catering plan including floor plans, food and beverage menus, and equipment/supply rentals with in coordination with each client.
  • Market and sell catering business to new and existing customers including referrals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Catering Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Catering Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Catering Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 112 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Catering Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Catering Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 20 salaries. A Catering Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Catering Coordinator

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Catering Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲8%

▼0%

National Average
$31,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Catering Coordinator Salaries


National Average
$31,000

Sales
▼2%

Customer Relations
▼8%

Customer Service
▼8%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 45%