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Director of Catering and Convention Services Salary

Directors of Catering and Convention Services in the United States can expect wages of $73K annually on average. Experience level 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. Women account for the majority of Directors of Catering and Convention Services who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,777 - $104,961
MEDIAN: $72,936

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$47,777 - $104,961  
$515 - $19,355  
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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).
$49,477 - $120,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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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

  • 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.

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $64K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $72K. Directors of Catering and Convention Services see a median salary of $80K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Directors of Catering and Convention Services who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $86K.

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Experience Affects Director of Catering and Convention Services Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


64 %
36 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 14%