Becoming a Catering Manager via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering catering courses to train individuals to become top-notch caterers, professional caterers, food service managers, food service directors, food service supervisors, food and beverage managers, catering managers, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 51,530 people employed as meeting and convention planners alone in America, and their average annual salary is $48,060. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Catering Manager Salary Information

Category: Meeting and convention planners

Total # Employed in the US 51,530
Average Hourly Wage: $23.11/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$13.25 $16.72 $21.53 $27.95 $36.14
Average Yearly Salary $48,060
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$27,550 $34,770 $44,780 $58,140 $75,160
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
1.0% 10.4% 19.7% 10.2% 48.8% 8.8% 1.2%
Meeting and convention planners — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Florida $26.52/hr $55,170
Delaware $26.45/hr $55,020
Oklahoma $26.33/hr $54,760
Missouri $25.71/hr $53,470
Mississippi $25.58/hr $53,200
North Dakota $25.48/hr $53,000
Kansas $24.88/hr $51,750
Colorado $24.72/hr $51,410
Indiana $24.51/hr $50,980
Wisconsin $23.33/hr $48,530
Connecticut $23.32/hr $48,500
New York $23.3/hr $48,470
Alaska $23.29/hr $48,440
Virginia $23.23/hr $48,320
District of Columbia $23.13/hr $48,120
Idaho $22.72/hr $47,260
Arkansas $22.31/hr $46,400
Wyoming $22.29/hr $46,370
Nebraska $21.72/hr $45,180
New Hampshire $21.68/hr $45,100
Utah $21.47/hr $44,660
Guam $21.12/hr $43,930
Louisiana $21/hr $43,670
North Carolina $20.75/hr $43,170
Hawaii $20.31/hr $42,250
Nevada $20.26/hr $42,140
Oregon $20.21/hr $42,030
Montana $20.17/hr $41,960
Tennessee $20.01/hr $41,630
Alabama $19.77/hr $41,130
Kentucky $19.7/hr $40,970
Michigan $19.62/hr $40,800
Maine $19.48/hr $40,510
Massachusetts $19.29/hr $40,130
South Carolina $19.21/hr $39,960
Washington $19.03/hr $39,580
Ohio $18.88/hr $39,260
Puerto Rico $18.71/hr $38,920
Maryland $18.62/hr $38,730
Iowa $18.4/hr $38,280
New Mexico $18.17/hr $37,790
New Jersey $17.22/hr $35,820
California $17.19/hr $35,760
South Dakota $16.4/hr $34,100
Pennsylvania $15.38/hr $31,980
West Virginia $13.79/hr $28,680


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