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Director of Catering and Convention Services Salary

Average Directors of Catering and Convention Services in the United States make around $73K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. Women make up the majority of Directors of Catering and Convention Services (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,266 - $105,277
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MEDIAN: $72,795
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$48,266 - $105,277  
   
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$503 - $19,470  
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$50,105 - $123,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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

  • 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.
  • Manage human resources including recruiting, hiring, training and other support activities related to the motivation and retention of team members.
  • Manage catering, group, conference and related activities to ensure smooth operations.
  • Coach, counsel, discipline and develop individuals for productivity and growth.

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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.


For Directors of Catering and Convention Services, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $64K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $71K. Directors of Catering and Convention Services bring in $80K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $86K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Experience Affects Director of Catering and Convention Services Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 15%