Average Entry-Level Caterer Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Caterer is $10.85.
MEDIAN $10.85
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $15
Total Pay
$16,730 - $35,977

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Job Description for Caterer

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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Pay by Experience Level for Caterer

An early career Caterer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.93 based on 112 salaries. A mid-career Caterer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.01 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Caterer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.16 based on 37 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.

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