Director of Catering and Convention Services Salary

Average Directors of Catering and Convention Services in the United States make around $72K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Catering and Convention Services, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Directors of Catering and Convention Services make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,699 - $104,086
(Median)
$49K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,324
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National Salary Data (?
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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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Survey takers who work as Directors of Catering and Convention Services report a focused set of job skills. Sales Management and Event Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $61K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $74K. Directors of Catering and Convention Services claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $79K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $87K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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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