Average Director of Catering Salary

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The average salary for a Director of Catering is $59,301.
MEDIAN $59,301
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$38k - $83k
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$1k - $8k
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$40k - $93k

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Job Description for Director of Catering

Director of Catering Tasks
  • Manage logistics for catered event and ensure that the required equipment, personnel, and supplies are available when needed.
  • Oversee the set up and clean up of catered events.
  • Supervise on and off site preparation of food and the serving of food at the event.
  • Work with customers to plan and budget event food service.

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Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Director of Catering. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Director of Catering
Catering Director
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Director of Catering

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

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Catering

An early career Director of Catering with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $47,971 based on 104 salaries. A mid-career Director of Catering with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,311 based on 147 salaries. An experienced Director of Catering with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,637 based on 184 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $65,511.
Employees with Director of Catering in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 32.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (13.5% more) and Seattle, Washington (13.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (19.2% less), Atlanta, Georgia (5.6% less) and San Francisco, California (0.5% less).

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