Average Catering Director Salary

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The average salary for a Catering Director is $51,549.
MEDIAN $51,549
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$33k - $74k
$412 - $19k
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$251 - $5k
$3k - $22k
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$30k - $75k

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Career Paths

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Catering Director
Director of Catering
Program Manager, Marketing
Marketing Associate
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Popular Skills for Catering Director

Skills in Operations Management, Sales Management and Menu Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Event Planning and Event Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Catering Director

An early career Catering Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,945 based on 69 salaries. A mid-career Catering Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,511 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Catering Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,775 based on 68 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,649.
Employees with Catering Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 38.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (21.5% more) and Chicago, Illinois (21.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (12.7% less) and Houston, Texas (12.7% less).

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