Catering Manager Salary (United States)

A Catering Manager earns an average salary of $40,407 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Catering Manager Total Pay (?
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$28,808 - $53,865
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MEDIAN: $40,407
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Catering Manager Total Pay (?
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$9.44 - $17.87
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,808 - $53,865  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,233  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$25,476 - $55,073  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 985
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.44 - $17.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40 - $5.85  
Overtime
$11.96 - $26.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,233  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$25,476 - $55,073  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 985
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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

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Pay Difference By Location

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San Francisco
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Detroit
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Dallas
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Oakland
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Seattle
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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

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$39,000

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Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 30%
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