Director of Catering and Convention Services Salary

Directors of Catering and Convention Services in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly less than three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $40K to $98K per year, median earnings come to $65K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Directors of Catering and Convention Services make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. Most Directors of Catering and Convention Services like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$45,361 - $91,070
$45K
$65K
$91K
MEDIAN: $65,023
10%
50%
90%

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$0$98K
Salary $45,361 - $91,070
Bonus $1,825 - $29,590
Profit Sharing $3,000
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$40,040 - $98,417
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Director of Catering and Convention Services

Pay by Experience for a Director of Catering and Convention Services has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Catering and Convention Services with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Catering and Convention Services with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Director of Catering and Convention Services which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 26 salaries. A Director of Catering and Convention Services with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 12 salaries.

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Key Stats for Director of Catering and Convention Services

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Director of Catering and Convention Services Salaries

Mid-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$70,000

Late-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼26%

Skills That Affect Director of Catering and Convention Services Salaries

Sales Management
▲14%

National Average
$70,000

Event Management
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 7%
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