Director of Catering and Convention Services Salary

Pay for Directors of Catering and Convention Services in the United States sits in the ballpark of $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. There are more female Directors of Catering and Convention Services who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,163 - $104,330
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$48K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,936
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$48,163 - $104,330  
   
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$750 - $19,312  
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$49,066 - $119,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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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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Survey takers who work as Directors of Catering and Convention Services typically report just a few professional skills. 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 many Directors of Catering and Convention Services, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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 claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $80K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $86K on average.

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Experience Affects Director of Catering and Convention Services Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Director of Catering and Convention Services Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$78,000

Event Management
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 13%
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