Catering Manager Salary

The average salary for a Catering Manager is $43,658 per year. A skill in Operations Management is associated with high pay for this job.
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$31,620 - $59,994
$32K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,344
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$10.71 - $20.51
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MEDIAN: $14.87
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$0$59K
Salary $31,620 - $59,994
Bonus $12.37 - $10,045
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,950
Commission $970 - $20,608
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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$28,842 - $59,020
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 398
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $10.71 - $20.51
Hourly Tips $0.48 - $9.44
Overtime $17.54 - $30.75
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $12.37 - $10,045
Commission $970 - $20,608
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $14,950
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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$28,842 - $59,020
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 187

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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.

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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

National Average: $42,148

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

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Key Stats for Catering Manager

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Catering Manager Salaries

▲15%

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$42,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Catering Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲19%



National Average
$42,000

▼1%


People Management
▼13%


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼19%

Organizing
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 40%
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