Director of Catering Salary

Directors of Catering who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up close to three-fifths of Directors of Catering. Pay fluctuates from $38K to $90K per year, but expected earnings average $59K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The vast majority (81 percent) of Directors of Catering who took the survey are female. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — just under a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,971 - $83,553
$36K
$59K
$84K
MEDIAN: $58,672
10%
50%
90%

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$11.42 - $29.59
$11
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.40
10%
50%
90%

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$0$89K
Salary $35,971 - $83,553
Bonus $394.53 - $24,747
Profit Sharing $1,017
Commission $4,810 - $19,866
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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$38,549 - $89,597
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 222
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $11.42 - $29.59
Hourly Tips $4.47
Overtime $24.50
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $394.53 - $24,747
Commission $4,810 - $19,866
Profit Sharing $1,017
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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$38,549 - $89,597
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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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.

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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

National Average: $61,124

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).

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

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.

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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 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
25%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Director of Catering Salaries

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$61,000

▼2%

▼26%

Skills That Affect Director of Catering Salaries


▲4%



National Average
$61,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 22%
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