Catering Manager Salary

The average salary for a Catering Manager is $43,284 per year. A skill in Operations Management is associated with high pay for this job.
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$30,566 - $59,813
$31K
$43K
$60K
MEDIAN: $43,284
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$9.95 - $20.54
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MEDIAN: $14.24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,566 - $59,813  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,779  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,094  
Commission
$1,007 - $19,956  
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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$27,788 - $59,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 409
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $20.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.61 - $9.66  
Overtime
$15.00 - $31.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,779  
   
Commission
$1,007 - $19,956  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,094  
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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$27,788 - $59,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 174

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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

  • Oversee all catering operations, including inventory, budget, equipment, and special events.
  • Resolve customer service complaints and inventory or cooking problems.
  • 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.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,211

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Catering Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Catering Manager

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Catering Manager Salaries

▲17%

▲15%

▲6%

National Average
$41,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Catering Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲21%



▲3%

National Average
$41,000


People Management
▼11%

Food Preparation
▼14%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼18%

Organizing
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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