Food and Beverage Director Salary

Food and Beverage Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up a little under three-quarters of Food and Beverage Directors. Pay fluctuates from $40K to $103K per year, but expected earnings average $64K per year. The range in cash compensation to Food and Beverage Directors (largely between $40K and $103K) includes potential earnings of $17K from bonuses, $15K from profit sharing, and commissions of $10K in exceptional cases. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and tenure. Most Food and Beverage Directors survey respondents are men (75 percent). A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Food and Beverage Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,923 - $96,725
(Median)
$40K
$64K
$97K
MEDIAN: $64,062
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50%
90%

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$11.51 - $22.52
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,923 - $96,725  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,147  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,544  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,899  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,917 - $102,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,270
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.51 - $22.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.25 - $3.75  
Overtime
$4.14 - $29.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,147  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,899  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,544  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,917 - $102,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Food and Beverage Director

A food and beverage director is an executive who works in a hospitality capacity. Frequently these directors are employed at hotels, restaurant chains and banquet facilities. They oversee the entire food and beverage service aspect of a company. They are ultimately tasked with human resource decisions, purchasing decisions, as well as menu design and decisions on which products to carry. They oversee all aspects of guest service as well as implementing training to ensure that expectations are always exceeded by staff.

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Food and Beverage Director Tasks

  • Analyze, forecast, monitor and control the labor and food costs.
  • Direct day to day operations for restaurant outlets, room service, culinary, stewarding, beverage and banquet operations.
  • Develop and manage the implementation of menus, package deals, promotions, displays, decorations and presentations.
  • Manage the maintenance and sanitation of the food and beverage areas and equipment.

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Food and Beverage Directors' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Operations Director. The average Operations Director brings home $84K per year. Food and Beverage Directors most frequently become Hotel General Managers and Directors of Food and Nutrition Services even though median compensation is $14K lower and $11K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Food and Beverage Director


Many Food and Beverage Directors can be found at Hilton Worldwide, Holiday Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Marriott International, Inc., and Interstate Hotels and Resorts, firms that are at the top of the field. The biggest paychecks can be found at Hilton Worldwide — the median salary there is $80K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $29K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $149K.

The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Hilton Garden Inn, where the median salary is just $38K — less than half of the top paying employer's rate.

Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Director


Food and Beverage Directors usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know People Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 29 percent above average. For most people, competency in Budget Management indicates knowledge of Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Food and Beverage Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Food and Beverage Directors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $65K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Food and Beverage Directors make a median salary of $70K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $72K.

Pay Difference by Location


Food and Beverage Directors will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 49 percent. Food and Beverage Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+41 percent), Los Angeles (+37 percent), Seattle (+31 percent), and Las Vegas (+30 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 3 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Food and Beverage Director Salaries



National Average
$66,000



Skills That Affect Food and Beverage Director Salaries

People Management
up arrow 29%

Budget Management
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$66,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%
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