$59,076
Avg. Salary
$19.37
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,582

Bonus

$3,500

Profit Sharing

$10,241

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Director Of Catering is $19.37 per hour.

The average pay for a Director Of Catering is $59,076 per year.

$11.74
10%
$19.37
50%
$29.09
90%
MEDIAN $19.37
$38k
10%
$59k
50%
$83k
90%
MEDIAN $59,076
$37,514 - $82,645
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$83K
MEDIAN: $59,076
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$11.74 - $29.09
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$0$92K
Salary $37,514 - $82,645
Bonus $1,004 - $21,438
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,836
Commission $3,030 - $28,383
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,681 - $92,122
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 427
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $11.74 - $29.09
Hourly Tips $4.47
Overtime $22.00
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $1,004 - $21,438
Commission $3,030 - $28,383
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,836
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,681 - $92,122
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

Job Description for Director of Catering

A director of catering is a food preparation and service manager who typically works to serve larger groups. They supervise the creation of a menu and then oversees preparation, service, and cleanup. This person may supervise middle managers who run service or aspects of the kitchen as well. Typically, a company or organization employs a director of catering when they expect to host frequent large-scale meetings; these can be within the company, for example, or hosting prospective clients and customers. Hotels, corporations, and large non-profit organizations are typical employers of a catering director.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Director of Catering


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Directors of Catering who transition into a Director of Hospitality Sales position may see pay fall slightly. Median compensation for Directors of Hospitality Sales sits around the $54K per year mark.

Director of Catering Job Listings

Popular Skills for Director of Catering


Survey takers who work as Directors of Catering typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Sales Management, Sales, Event Management, and Event Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Event Planning are similarly competent in Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Catering

Pay by Experience for a Director of Catering has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Catering with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 71 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Catering with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Director of Catering which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 99 salaries. A Director of Catering with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 66 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

26%

12%

-20%

National Average: $62,282

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Directors of Catering will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 29 percent. Directors of Catering can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+27 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Miami (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Director of Catering's salary, with Dallas Directors of Catering earning salaries that are 34 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (18 percent lower) and Denver (12 percent lower).

Director of Catering Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Director of Catering?

Director of Catering in Minneapolis:
"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff."
Be the best you can be- learn all you can always and share by giving back to the industry.

Director of Catering in New York:
"One Crazy Big City."
Pros: There is so much to do. It is awesome to get out of work sometimes and be able to go anywhere in the city and eat almost any kind of cuisine you can think of! It is beautiful at times to be able to see the wonders of the city from either your commute or even your own workplace.
Cons: The distance. An hour commute is an hour commute.

Director of Catering in Southfield:
"Reward for good work is more work."
Delegate work and train staff in all activities of your job make them feel as important as you want to be.

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Key Stats for Director of Catering

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Director of Catering Salaries

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$62,000

▼4%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Director of Catering Salaries


▲2%


National Average
$62,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 19%