Average Mid-Career Catering Manager with Event Planning Skills Salary

$44,716
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,975
Bonus
$11,613
Commission
$12,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Catering Manager with Event Planning skills is $44,716.
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MEDIAN $44,716
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United States (change)
Salary
$32k - $60k
Bonus
$675 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $13k
Commission
$5k - $17k
Total Pay
$31k - $62k

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Job Description for Catering Manager

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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Popular Skills for Catering Manager

Skills in Event Management, Sales and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Food Preparation and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Catering Manager

An early career Catering Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,245 based on 203 salaries. An experienced Catering Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,716 based on 127 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $48,195.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 386 survey responses.
Early Career
52.6%
Experienced
32.9%
Late Career
14.5%