Average Caterer Hourly Pay

$12.86
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$1,000
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The average hourly pay for a Caterer is $12.86.
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$9.17
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$12.86
90%
$18.70
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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.

Job Satisfaction for Caterer

3.7 out of 5
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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Caterers?

An entry-level Caterer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.95 based on 14 salaries. An early career Caterer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.45 based on 89 salaries. A mid-career Caterer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.95 based on 34 salaries. An experienced Caterer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.16 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Caterer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 40.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (32.2% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (16.6% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 194 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.2%
Early Career
45.9%
Mid Career
17.5%
Experienced
21.1%
Late Career
8.2%