I have been offered a position as a Catering Coordinator for a small, fairly new restaurant. I want to negotiate my salary and commission. I think I should start off Commission only for the first 6 months or so. What is the standard commission for this position? I am in charge of creating menus, scheduling and event planning with the client and on-site management of the event and staff. I am located in Chicago if that has any effect on the pay scale.
Catering Coordinator Commision
Most outside sales positions start with a draw. You determine how much you expect to earn a year and your employer pays you at that rate. When your commissions exceed that rate the draw is paid down. Make sure you have a contract and everyone understands what happens if you leave, don't create enough business, or the place fails. It might help if you became a certified event planer.