Director of Catering and Convention Services Salary

The average Director of Catering and Convention Services in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $73K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women make up the majority of Directors of Catering and Convention Services (66 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,489 - $104,417

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$48,489 - $104,417  
   
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$500 - $19,000  
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$49,451 - $113,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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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Typical 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 seem to negatively impact pay 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.


For Directors of Catering and Convention Services, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $62K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $72K. Directors of Catering and Convention Services who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $79K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $86K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Director of Catering and Convention Services Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$77,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Director of Catering and Convention Services Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$77,000

Event Management
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 14%
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