Average Mid-Career Catering Manager Salary in Chicago, Illinois

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The average salary for a Mid-Career Catering Manager in Chicago, Illinois is $45,495.
MEDIAN $45,495
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$35k - $69k

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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 Sales 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 Manager

An early career Catering Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,647 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Catering Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,132 based on 9 salaries.
Employees with Catering Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 35.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (31.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (31.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (6.6% less).

Years of Experience

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