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 $31,726. Salaries typically start from $18,144 and go up to $52,000.

Average Caterer Hourly Wage in the United States

Caterers earn an average hourly wage of $15.25. Hourly wages typically start from $8.72 and go up to $25.00.

Source: Sokanu (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

36%
Full-Time
64%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Caterer demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.8
SCORE
570
RATINGS
Caterers average a score of 2.8 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Caterers in the 25th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: Sokanu 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:

$13.94
an hour
$29,000
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:

$8.72
an hour
$18,144
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Caterer Salary Comparison

Caterers earn more than 59% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Food Safety And Quality Technician Salary $40k
Sommelier Salary $40k
Restaurant Manager Salary $35k
Culinary Chef Salary $33k
Nutritionist Salary $32k
Caterer Salary $31k
Food Batchmaker Salary $30k
Dietetic Technician Salary $28k
Butcher Salary $26k
Pastry Chef Salary $26k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Caterer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Caterer Salary in New York $17.46 $36,320 # 1
Caterer Salary in California $17.41 $36,214.8 # 2
Caterer Salary in United States $15.25 $31,725.8 # 3