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Average Director of Catering Salary

$60,975
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,829
Bonus
$11,000
Commission
$5,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Director of Catering is $60,975.
10%
$40k
MEDIAN
$61k
90%
$86k
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Salary
$40k - $86k
Bonus
$1k - $21k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $10k
Commission
$3k - $30k
Total Pay
$41k - $96k
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What Do Director of Caterings Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Director of Catering

4.2 out of 5
(59)
Highly Satisfied
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What Are Popular Skills for Director of Caterings?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Director of Caterings?

An early career Director of Catering with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,946 based on 60 salaries. A mid-career Director of Catering with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,488 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Director of Catering with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,812 based on 130 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $65,482.
Employees with Director of Catering in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 33.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (14.8% more) and Seattle, Washington (13.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (3.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 366 survey responses.
Early Career
16.4%
Mid Career
24.0%
Experienced
35.5%
Late Career
24.0%