Catering Assistant Salary

Pay for Catering Assistants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $11.84 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Catering Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Catering Assistants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. Although roughly one-half lack health benefits of any kind, just under a half do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly two in five get dental coverage, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,392 - $45,288
$19K
$35K
$45K
MEDIAN: $35,000
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50%
90%

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$8.76 - $16.12
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$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.86
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$0$45K
Salary $19,392 - $45,288
Bonus $1,500
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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$18,361 - $38,580
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $8.76 - $16.12
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $4.60
Overtime $10.57 - $24.49
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $1,500
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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$18,361 - $38,580
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 112

Job Description for Catering Assistant

Catering assistants work for a companies that provides custom meals, such as event facilities, restaurants, and companies that provide meals for patients. When working for a catering company that deals with events, the catering assistant may help to organize event details and files. The catering assistant may be tasked with coordinating various services from third parties so that the facility and equipment is set up properly, according to client requests. The catering assistant may help with marketing efforts such as answering phone calls, meeting with customers, and creating marketing documents. When customers have concerns or complaints, the catering assistant should work to remedy these issues.

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Catering Assistant Tasks

  • Set up and deliver food to customers.
  • Assist with the general clean up.
  • Deliver menu sections for the day.
  • Assist in menus for dinner, breakfast and snacks.

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Pay by Experience Level for Catering Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Catering Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Catering Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 103 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Catering Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Catering Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 21 salaries. A Catering Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Catering Assistant

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Catering Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$26,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 48%