Catering Supervisors in the United States can expect wages of $13.14 per hour on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Female Catering Supervisors make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. Although just under one-half have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, close to one-half claim no health benefits at all. Most Catering Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$25,153 - $40,591
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$35K
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MEDIAN: $34,817
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$10.26 - $17.72
(Median)
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$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$34,817  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,418 - $39,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $17.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $4.38  
Overtime
$13.09 - $23.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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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$22,418 - $39,096  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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Job Description for Catering Supervisor

  • Coordinate set-up and breakdown of catered events and delegate duties to staff.
  • Schedule and train catering staff.
  • Manage and supervise catering events and catering staff.
  • Maintain all catering equipment.

Common Career Paths for Catering Supervisor


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Catering Supervisors might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Catering Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $39K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Catering Supervisor

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $27K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $31K. On average, Catering Supervisors make $30K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $33K.

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Experience Affects Catering Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Catering Supervisor Salaries

Event Planning
up arrow 4%

National Average
$29,000

Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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