Caterer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$26,000
$19,000
Min 10%
$26,000
Median 50%
$34,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Tenet Healthcare
Highest Paying City
San Antonio, TX
Highest Paying State
Pennsylvania
Average Experience Level
2.2 years
How much does a caterer make?
Caterers in the US make on average $26,050 annually or $12.52 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 15,000. The top 10 percent earn over $34,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $19,000 annually. Health Care companies and Hospitality companies have the most job opportunities for Caterers. Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware are some of the states with the best Caterer salaries in the US. Most Caterers spend 2.2 years in the position.
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Average Caterer Salary By Location

As a Caterer in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $26,050 per year or $12.52 per hour. The top city when it comes to Caterer salaries is San Antonio, TX at $31,720 per year. The average starting salary in San Antonio, TX for Caterers is $19,000. Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware are the highest paying states. The lowest earning states are North Dakota, Kansas, Mississippi, Colorado, and Utah.
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Average Salary

Map of Caterer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Caterers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Caterer Salary By Company

Caterers can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Health Care companies and Hospitality companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Caterers are Tenet Healthcare and Harrison County Community Hospital. Companies like Pacific Air Cargo and Texas Health Resources also report very competitive wages for Caterers.

Caterer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Caterer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Caterer can range from $20,551 to $43,830 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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