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Catering Manager Salary

A Catering Manager earns an average salary of $40,736 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$28,910 - $54,482
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$54K
MEDIAN: $40,735
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90%

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$9.64 - $18.51
(Median)
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary 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$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,910 - $54,482  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,638  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,174  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,899  
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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$25,615 - $55,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 722
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $18.51  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.42 - $5.87  
Overtime
$11.40 - $27.28  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,638  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,174  
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).
)
$25,615 - $55,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227

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Job Description for Catering Manager

Catering managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of food services within an establishment. Ensuring that ordered food is on time and meets standards is a vital role for catering managers. Additionally, catering managers must work with their chefs; they must also ensure that waiters have the necessary knowledge to effectively serve clients. Catering managers must be patient, able to work well under stressful situations, and have a keen eye for logistics and problem solving.

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Catering Manager Tasks

  • Collaborate with the chef and cooks to create menus, order the supplies, and ensure timeliness.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with clients, vendors, and serving staff.
  • Oversee all catering operations, including inventory, budget, equipment, and special events.
  • Resolve customer service complaints and inventory or cooking problems.

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Experience Affects Catering Manager Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Catering Manager Salaries

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National Average
$40,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 31%
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