$33,894
Avg. Salary
$12.18
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Caterer is $12.18 per hour.

The average pay for a Caterer is $33,894 per year.

$8.93
10%
$12.18
50%
$18.16
90%
MEDIAN $12.18
$21k
10%
$34k
50%
$55k
90%
MEDIAN $33,894
$21,488 - $55,400
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$55K
MEDIAN: $33,894
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$0$55K
Salary $21,488 - $55,400
Bonus $1,600
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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$19,396 - $40,996
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 24
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $8.93 - $18.16
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $4.12
Overtime $11.33 - $26.99
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $1,600
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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$19,396 - $40,996
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 196

Job Description for Caterer

The position of a caterer, sometimes known as a server, requires strong customer service skills and the ability to please others, as they are responsible for serving food in locations ranging from hotels to restaurants, wedding receptions, and other special events.

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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.

Caterer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Caterer

Pay by Experience for a Caterer has a positive trend. An entry-level Caterer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 77 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Caterer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Caterer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 21 salaries. A Caterer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 10 salaries.

Caterer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Caterer?

Caterer in Mendocino:
"Amazing."
Pros: Close to the ocean, rural. A lot of tourism.
Cons: Poorly/fairly located, high cost of living, lack of affordable housing.

Caterer in Boston:
Pros: Always changing and never gets stale.
Cons: Extremely long days (17-20+hours) and low pay.

Key Stats for Caterer

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Caterer Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲7%

National Average
$28,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 75%