Director of Catering and Convention Services Salary

Pay for Directors of Catering and Convention Services in the United States sits in the ballpark of $72K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Catering and Convention Services. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Directors of Catering and Convention Services survey respondents are women (70 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,699 - $104,086
(Median)
$49K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,324
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Salary
$48,699 - $104,086  
   
Bonus
$1,939 - $20,089  
Profit Sharing
$10,500  
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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$49,149 - $112,398  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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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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Job skills reported by Directors of Catering and Convention Services are limited. Sales Management and Event Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Event Management.

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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $61K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $74K. Directors of Catering and Convention Services see a median salary of $79K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Director of Catering and Convention Services with more than 20 years of experience can earn $87K on average.

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Experience Affects Director of Catering and Convention Services Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$77,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Director of Catering and Convention Services Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$77,000

Event Management
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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