A substantial slice of final earnings for Directors of Banquets (close to a third) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $76K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Directors of Banquets (69 percent) survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$49,785 - $98,522
MEDIAN: $71,953

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$49,785 - $98,522  
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$51,134 - $101,002  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80

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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.

Directors of Banquets do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $68K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $72K. Directors of Banquets who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $74K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $80K.

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Job Satisfaction

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


31 %
69 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 11%