The average salary for a Catering Manager is $40,435 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Sales Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Catering Manager Total Pay (?
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$28,606 - $54,875
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Catering Manager Total Pay (?
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$9.53 - $18.13
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,606 - $54,875  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,671  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,423  
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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$25,054 - $56,010  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,089
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.53 - $18.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.42 - $6.21  
Overtime
$12.77 - $27.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,671  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,423  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$25,054 - $56,010  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,089
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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 by Experience Level for Catering Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
$39,000
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Experience Affects Catering Manager Salaries

National Average
$39,000

Skills That Affect Catering Manager Salaries

Sales Management
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Event Management
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Event Planning
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Sales
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Customer Service
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National Average
$39,000
Operations Management
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Gender
Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 30%
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