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Occupational Profile

Caterer

Caterers plan, organize and direct the preparation and service of food and beverages for banquets and other social functions.

Wage and Salary

Self-employed caterers should expect to make very little in their first year of operation. However, successful catering businesses can be very profitable.

According to the 2015 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Albertans in this occupational group earned on average from $19.12 to $24.46 an hour. The overall average was $21.63 an hour.

Average Hours Worked (per week)41.3
Overall Average Wage (per hour)$21.63
Overall Average Salary (annual)*, Alberta$46,075.00

* Rounded to the nearest dollar

Hourly Wage

(For full-time and part-time employees)

Wages*Low (5th percentile)High (95th percentile)AverageMedianData Reliability
Starting$12.00$29.35$19.12$17.48
Overall$14.00$36.63$21.63$19.23A
Top$15.00$40.87$24.46$21.85

* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

Skills Shortage

% of Employers that Recruited in the Last Two Years47%
% of Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties45%
% of Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over Four Months11%
2015 Vacancy RateN/A

Industry Information

The following is a list of industries within the specific occupation.

IndustryAverage Salary
Public Administration$62,863.00
Health Care & Social Assistance$56,853.00
Other Services (Repair, Personal Services and Related)$47,336.00
ALBERTA, ALL INDUSTRIES$46,075.00
Accommodation & Food Services$45,903.00
Information, Culture, Recreation$45,496.00

Notes

In some instances, anomalies have occurred as a result of the occurrence of outliers or employers not responding to all the survey questions. In most cases, the inconsistency is fairly small and within the margin of error for the survey. For some occupations, outliers have been suppressed and the averages have been recalculated. For some wage levels for other occupations the information has been entirely suppressed. N/A is listed in instances where no information is available.

These wage estimates include employees in companies which were believed to have 8 or more employees, from the public and private sector and include full and part-time employees. Average wages were weighted by the number of employees and post-stratification employer weighting.


The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

The information contained in this profile is current as of the dates shown. Salary, employment outlook and educational program information may change without notice. It is advised that you confirm this information before making any career decisions.

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