Directors of Catering and Convention Services who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up roughly two in three of Directors of Catering and Convention Services. Pay fluctuates from $47K to $99K per year, but expected earnings average $67K per year. 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 Catering and Convention Services enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Directors of Catering and Convention Services (63 percent) survey participants are women. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$48,209 - $91,563
MEDIAN: $67,315

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$48,209 - $91,563  
$4,000 - $27,000  
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$47,005 - $99,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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Job Description for Director of Catering and Convention Services

A director of catering and convention services oversees and manages the conference rooms and meeting areas for a business, typically a hotel or resort, and ensures that all events run as planned. They generally reserve conference rooms and coordinate services for groups and organizations which hold meetings, conventions, and other events on property grounds. They are also responsible for completing contracts and other appropriate paperwork to ensure quality service and meeting all legal requirements to protect the organization.


Director of Catering and Convention Services Tasks

  • Manage catering, group, conference and related activities to ensure smooth operations.
  • Coach, counsel, discipline and develop individuals for productivity and growth.
  • Manage human resources including recruiting, hiring, training and other support activities related to the motivation and retention of team members.
  • Complete the contracts, resumes and appropriate internal and external paperwork to ensure quality service.
  • Plan, sell, up-sell and detail catering, group, conference needs with the client including.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Catering and Convention Services

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $56K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $78K. On average, Directors of Catering and Convention Services make $76K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $78K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Director of Catering and Convention Services Salaries

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Skills That Affect Director of Catering and Convention Services Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


63 %
37 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 5%