$45,051
Avg. Salary
$14.91
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,038

Bonus

$1,150

Profit Sharing

$9,678

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Catering Manager is $14.91 per hour.

The average pay for a Catering Manager is $45,051 per year.

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$10.30
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$14.91
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$20.73
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MEDIAN $14.91
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$31k
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MEDIAN $45,051
$31,194 - $60,499
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$0$60K
Salary $31,194 - $60,499
Bonus $101 - $9,962
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,564
Commission $1,030 - $19,271
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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$28,136 - $60,435
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 719
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.30 - $20.73
Hourly Tips $0.50 - $6.59
Overtime $17.33 - $30.57
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $101 - $9,962
Commission $1,030 - $19,271
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,564
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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$28,136 - $60,435
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 343

Job Description for Catering Manager

Catering managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of food services within an establishment. Ensuring that ordered food is on time and meets standards is a vital role for catering managers. Additionally, catering managers must work with their chefs; they must also ensure that waiters have the necessary knowledge to effectively serve clients. Catering managers must be patient, able to work well under stressful situations, and have a keen eye for logistics and problem solving.

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Catering Manager Tasks
  • Oversee all catering operations, including inventory, budget, equipment, and special events.
  • Resolve customer service complaints and inventory or cooking problems.
  • Collaborate with the chef and cooks to create menus, order the supplies, and ensure timeliness.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with clients, vendors, and serving staff.

Catering Manager Pay By Employer

$0$71K

Compass Group
16 profiles
$47,500

Sodexo, Inc.
13 profiles
$45,781

Aramark
12 profiles
$58,782

$50,000

Hy-Vee, Inc.
2 profiles
$45,800

Common Career Paths for Catering Manager


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Catering Managers who go on to become Food and Beverage Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Food and Beverage Directors is $62K annually. A Catering Manager may also move into a role as a Catering Sales Manager or a Catering Director.

Catering Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Catering Manager


Survey results imply that Catering Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Event Management, Event Planning, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Organizing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Relationship Management and Food Preparation also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Event Management tend to be well versed in Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Catering Manager

Pay by Experience for a Catering Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Catering Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 272 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Catering Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 193 salaries. An experienced Catering Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 166 salaries. A Catering Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 72 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

15%

7%

7%

1%

-17%

National Average: $42,235

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Catering Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Catering Manager?

Catering Manager in Carmel Valley:
"Expensive but beautiful."
Pros: The scenery mostly.
Cons: Cost of living.

Catering Manager in Seattle:
Pros: We use only Fresh ingredients, so my kitchen always smells great.
Cons: Feeling unnappreciated, lack of communication with upper management.

Catering Manager in New York:
Pros: I like the autonomy, the network, making people happy.
Cons: Not challenging, repetitive, upper management not very dedicated.

Catering Manager in Ann Arbor:
"It's chanlageing."
Pros: Meeting new people, making customers happy.
Cons: The pay and support, no office and no bonse for sales no perks.

Catering Manager in Columbia:
"Lots of work with little appreciation."
Pros: I like interacting with clients. I also enjoy the different venues we visit.
Cons: Serving so many people enables us to experience many types of people. Some of them are difficult to please.

Catering Manager in Chicago:
"Tips for Interviewing (Corporate Catering Focused)"
Make sure whoever is interviewing you does not complain about the positions, people or environment of the company. This is a huge red flag. Ensure to ask about training and who/what support is available for the position applying for. Ask what the biggest challenge is for the position, location, and company you are appying for are. Culinary and Hospitality Degrees are always a plus in this type of position, along with Serv Safe Sanitation & Alcohol Licenses. Previous experience in a similar environment, food service, and supervisory positions are a plus. If you are not organized, fast paced, able to work under pressure, and very customer service oriented, this is NOT the position or field for you. There are a long list of daily responsibilities for this position, this is not the type of position that is only going to have duties listed on the initial job description. From managing employees, event planning, product ordering, inventory, taking care of finances and payroll, etc...

Catering Manager in Waco:
"Great new challenge."
Pros: Building a part of the business from scratch.
Cons: Random hours. Can be stressful.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Catering Manager

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 187 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Catering Manager Salaries

▲15%

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$42,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Catering Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲18%



National Average
$42,000

▼1%


People Management
▼13%


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼20%

Organizing
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 38%