Average Caterer Hourly Pay

Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)

The average hourly pay for a Caterer is $15.38 in 2023

Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$21k - $51k
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What Do Caterers Do?

Caterer Tasks
  • Prepare a large amount of food for consumption at various events.
  • Communicate with clients to determine needs and create custom menus when required.
  • Maintain inventory of food supplies and restock as necessary.
  • Perform setup, banquet display, and breakdown of catering events.
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3.1 out of 5
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FAQs About Caterers

What is the highest pay for Caterers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Caterer is $20.38 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Caterers?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Caterer is $10.10 / hour

How can Caterers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Caterer is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Caterer that oversees more junior Caterers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.