With more than two-thirds of Directors of Catering and Convention Services in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Directors of Catering and Convention Services is $67K per year and can range from $46K on the lower end to $99K per year near the higher end. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Directors of Catering and Convention Services survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,324 - $92,168
$47K
$67K
$92K
MEDIAN: $66,631
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$47,324 - $92,168  
   
Bonus
$2,061 - $29,087  
Profit Sharing
$9,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$45,839 - $99,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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.

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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $52K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $78K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $74K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $78K.

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Key Stats for Director of Catering and Convention Services

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Director of Catering and Convention Services Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Director of Catering and Convention Services Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 12%

National Average
$71,000

Event Management
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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