Catering Manager Salary

The average salary for Catering Managers in the United States is $41K per year, and pay runs especially high in Washington, where the average is $54K. Catering Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+30 percent), San Francisco (+23 percent), Dallas (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+18 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$28,822 - $54,439
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$54K
MEDIAN: $40,673
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50%
90%

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$9.58 - $18.59
(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
$28,822 - $54,439  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,031  
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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$25,441 - $55,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 717
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $18.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37 - $5.90  
Overtime
$11.33 - $27.31  
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 - $7,031  
   
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).
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$25,441 - $55,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231

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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.

Common Career Paths for Catering Manager


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Catering Managers who transition into a Director of Catering role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $61K per year. Becoming a Catering Sales Manager or a Restaurant General Manager is often the next step for a Catering Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Catering Manager


For Catering Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Bon Appetit Management Company; in fact, average earnings are around $48K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($36K versus $65K) is great.

Popular Skills for Catering Manager


Catering Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Event Management, Sales, Event Planning, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Event Management indicates knowledge of Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Catering Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $37K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $41K. Catering Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $45K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $46K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Catering Manager Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Catering Manager Salaries

Event Management
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Sales
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Event Planning
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Customer Service
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National Average
$40,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 32%