Director of Banquets Salary
Commissions constitute a big slice (nearly one in three on average) of overall compensation for Directors of Banquets, and the median take-home for this group lies near $75K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Directors of Banquets report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Directors of Banquets who answered the questionnnaire. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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|Salary||$48,645 - $98,742|
|Bonus||$-0.49 - $20,273|
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Director of Banquets
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Directors of Banquets — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $62K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $70K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Banquets make a median salary of $74K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $86K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.
Key Stats for Director of Banquets
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