Director of Banquets Salary
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.
|Salary||$48,619 - $98,963|
|Bonus||$496.65 - $20,542|
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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.Read More...
Typically, a director of banquets works alongside a sales manager to ensure that a schedule of upcoming events is clear and confirmed. The director then ensures that properly-trained personnel are scheduled to work each event. He/she also coordinates with a kitchen manager or chef to ensure that all parties are clear on the menu, courses, and expected delivery times.
Directors of banquets supervise event setups to ensure that any customer requests for decorations, A/V equipment rentals, or table layouts are met. The director will typically greet and coordinate with customers and also ensure that all aspects of the banquet exceed the expectations of guests. In some large hospitality operations, multiple banquets may occur simultaneously, so the director must be available to keep tabs on each of these operations. If these situations occur frequently, the director will typically delegate banquet captains or head servers to help with supervision and oversight.
To work as a director of banquets, a person should have extensive hospitality and service experience, usually in a supervisory or management capacity. Larger hotels and resorts may prefer candidates with associate's degrees in hospitality-related fields for the position. These directors typically work both days and evenings, and should expect to work weekends and holidays as needed. Ideal applicants should be excellent organizers, customer service-oriented, and outstanding communicators, as well.
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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.
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