Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Catering Directors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $53K. Catering Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $55K on average.