Career Attributes

  • $31,654
  • 2.9
  • Culinary Arts
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How much does a Caterer make in the United States?

Average Caterer Yearly Salary in the United States

Caterers earn an average yearly salary of $31,655. Salaries typically start from $18,720 and go up to $52,000.

Average Caterer Hourly Wage in the United States

Caterers earn an average hourly wage of $15.22. Hourly wages typically start from $9.00 and go up to $25.00.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

34%
Full-Time
66%
Part-Time

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Caterer demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.8
SCORE
763
RATINGS
Caterers average a score of 2.8 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Caterers in the 24th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Caterer satisfaction

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Caterer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Caterer Earnings

The highest earning Caterers in the United States earn:

$25.00
an hour
$52,000
per year
Senior Caterer Earnings

Senior Caterers in the United States earn:

$18.00
an hour
$37,440
per year
Experienced Caterer Earnings

Experienced Caterers in the United States earn:

$13.00
an hour
$27,040
per year
Junior Caterer Earnings

Junior Caterers in the United States earn:

$10.00
an hour
$20,800
per year
Starting Caterer Earnings

Starting Caterers in the United States earn:

$9.00
an hour
$18,720
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Caterer Salary Comparison

Caterers earn more than 50% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Brewmaster Salary $38k
Bartender Salary $38k
Restaurant Manager Salary $35k
Nutritionist Salary $32k
Culinary Chef Salary $32k
Caterer Salary $31k
Food Batchmaker Salary $30k
Dietetic Technician Salary $29k
Pastry Chef Salary $27k
Butcher Salary $26k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Caterer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Caterer Salary in New York $17.85 $37,126.2 # 1
Caterer Salary in California $17.30 $35,981.9 # 2
Caterer Salary in United States $15.22 $31,654.9 # 3
Caterer Salary in Texas $13.63 $28,342 # 4

Career Attributes

  • $31,654
  • 2.9
  • Culinary Arts
More Attributes