Director of Banquets Salary

The average Director of Banquets in the United States earns approximately $73K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Directors of Banquets who answered the questionnnaire. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,484 - $98,165
MEDIAN: $72,814

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$51,258 - $107,188  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $71K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $78K. On average, Directors of Banquets make $75K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $74K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


24 %
76 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 9%