Director of Banquets Salary
Commissions constitute a big slice (roughly one in three on average) of overall compensation for Directors of Banquets, and the median take-home for this group lies near $74K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Directors of Banquets claim high levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Directors of Banquets who answered the questionnnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$43,288 - $98,661|
|Bonus||$-0.49 - $20,386|
|Total Pay (||$49,516 - $101,352|
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.
Pay by Experience Level for Director of Banquets
Pay by Experience for a Director of Banquets has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Banquets with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Banquets with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Director of Banquets which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 31 salaries. A Director of Banquets with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 19 salaries.
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