A large fraction of take-home pay for Catering Directors comes from commissions — just under one in three on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $49K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and roughly one-half claim dental coverage as well. More than half of Catering Directors (67 percent) survey participants are women. Most Catering Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,580 - $70,543
$32K
$49K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,450
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$10.05 - $19.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$31,580 - $70,543  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$1,450  
Commission
$4,848 - $21,639  
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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$31,407 - $73,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $19.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$10.14 - $28.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$200.00 - $10,304  
   
Commission
$4,848 - $21,639  
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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$31,407 - $73,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $40K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $50K. Catering Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $54K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $52K.

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Key Stats for Catering Director

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
028
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Catering Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Catering Director Salaries

Sales
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National Average
$49,000



Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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