Catering Manager Salary

A Catering Manager earns an average salary of $41,124 per year.
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$29,586 - $56,701
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$57K
MEDIAN: $41,123
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$9.67 - $18.72
(Median)
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,586 - $56,701  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,277  
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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$26,403 - $57,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 784
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.67 - $18.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.48 - $5.95  
Overtime
$12.00 - $27.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,277  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,000  
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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$26,403 - $57,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 239
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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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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,399

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What is it like working as a Catering Manager?

Catering Manager in Columbia:
"Lots of work with little appreciation."
Pros: I like interacting with clients. I also enjoy the different venues we visit.
Cons: Serving so many people enables us to experience many types of people. Some of them are difficult to please.

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Experience Affects Catering Manager Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Catering Manager Salaries

Sales
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Event Planning
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Event Management
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National Average
$40,000

Customer Service
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People Management
up arrow 12%

Food Preparation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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