Catering Director Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (slightly less than a third on average) of overall compensation for Catering Directors, and the median take-home for this group lies near $49K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Catering Directors. Catering Directors survey participants are largely women, dominating at 65 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,205 - $70,051
$31K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,348
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90%

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$10.23 - $20.07
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MEDIAN: $15.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,205 - $70,051  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $10,119  
Profit Sharing
$1,450  
Commission
$4,500 - $33,000  
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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$31,103 - $72,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $20.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$10.14 - $28.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$197.27 - $10,119  
   
Commission
$4,500 - $33,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,450  
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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$31,103 - $72,678  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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Job Description for Catering Director

  • Manage logistics for catered event and ensure that the required equipment, personnel, and supplies are available when needed.
  • Oversee the set up and clean up of catered events.
  • Supervise on and off site preparation of food and the serving of food at the event.
  • Work with customers to plan and budget event food service.

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Pay by Experience Level for Catering Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $50K. Catering Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $53K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Catering Directors report making only $51K on average.

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Key Stats for Catering Director

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Catering Director Salaries

▲8%

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$49,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Catering Director Salaries

Sales
▲4%

National Average
$49,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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