Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Directors of Banquets. The median take-home amount in this area is around $75K, and on average, nearly one in three of that final number comes from commissions. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Directors of Banquets enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 69 percent of Directors of Banquets are male. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,619 - $98,963
$49K
$72K
$99K
MEDIAN: $72,330
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$48,619 - $98,963  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $20,542  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Commission
$25,000  
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$50,567 - $101,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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Job Description for Director of Banquets

Resorts, large hotels, and catering companies are the typical employers of directors of banquets. Simply put, these directors are in charge of ensuring that large party dinners and functions are executed in the most efficient and customer-pleasing ways possible. The director generally supervises every aspect of execution of a banquet, from setup and breakdown to the actual service, along with scheduling, training, and hiring personnel.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Banquets

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


For Directors of Banquets, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $62K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $70K. On average, Directors of Banquets make $74K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Director of Banquets generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $83K.

Key Stats for Director of Banquets

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
036
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Director of Banquets Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$75,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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