Director of Catering and Convention Services Salary

Directors of Catering and Convention Services who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up close to two-thirds of Directors of Catering and Convention Services. Pay fluctuates from $45K to $98K per year, but expected earnings average $65K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Directors of Catering and Convention Services (65 percent) survey participants are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Catering and Convention Services. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,560 - $89,599
$47K
$65K
$90K
MEDIAN: $64,780
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,560 - $89,599  
   
Bonus
$2,027 - $29,590  
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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$44,842 - $97,938  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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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

Pay by Experience for a Director of Catering and Convention Services has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Catering and Convention Services with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Catering and Convention Services with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Director of Catering and Convention Services which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 26 salaries. A Director of Catering and Convention Services with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 12 salaries.

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Key Stats for Director of Catering and Convention Services

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Director of Catering and Convention Services Salaries

Mid-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$69,000

Late-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼25%

Skills That Affect Director of Catering and Convention Services Salaries

Sales Management
▲15%

National Average
$69,000

Event Management
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 9%