Director of Catering and Convention Services Salary

An average Director of Catering and Convention Services in the United States can expect to take home roughly $73K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Directors of Catering and Convention Services (64 percent) who took the survey are female. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$47,980 - $104,627
(Median)
$48K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,090
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$47,980 - $104,627  
   
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$750 - $19,312  
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$48,860 - $119,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $63K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $72K. Directors of Catering and Convention Services who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $81K. Directors of Catering and Convention Services who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $86K on average.

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Experience Affects Director of Catering and Convention Services Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 14%
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