Average Catering Manager with Customer Service Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Catering Manager with Customer Service skills is $44,883.
MEDIAN $44,883
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$31k - $60k
$193 - $9k
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$600 - $12k
$2k - $21k
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$28k - $59k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Catering Manager

The top respondents for the job title Catering Manager are from the companies Compass Group, Sodexo, Inc. and Aramark. Reported salaries are highest at Aramark where the average pay is $58,433. Compass Group pays the lowest at around $41,600.

Career Paths

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Catering Manager
Catering Sales Manager
Catering Director
Director of Catering
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Catering Manager

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

Pay by Experience Level for Catering Manager

An entry-level Catering Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,278 based on 11 salaries. An early career Catering Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,269 based on 186 salaries. A mid-career Catering Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,651 based on 123 salaries. An experienced Catering Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,972 based on 101 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $48,684.
Employees with Catering Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 32.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (22.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (14.4% less) and Nashville, Tennessee (9.2% less).

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