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Director of Catering and Convention Services Salary

Directors of Catering and Convention Services in the United States take home approximately $73K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women account for the majority of Directors of Catering and Convention Services who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,756 - $105,336
MEDIAN: $73,417

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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.
$48,756 - $105,336  
$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).
$50,599 - $121,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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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.

Directors of Catering and Convention Services with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $64K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $72K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Directors of Catering and Convention Services see a median salary of $80K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $87K.

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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.


65 %
35 %

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: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 14%