Food and Beverage Director Salary

Between two-thirds and three-fourths of Food and Beverage Directors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $40K to $103K per year, but median earnings come to around $64K per year. Cash earnings for Food and Beverage Directors — which occasionally include more than $17K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing — stretch from around $40K to approximately $103K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. 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. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,943 - $96,765
(Median)
$40K
$64K
$97K
MEDIAN: $64,085
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90%

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$11.54 - $22.38
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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
$39,943 - $96,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,218  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,500  
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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$39,899 - $102,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,265
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.54 - $22.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.25 - $3.75  
Overtime
$4.21 - $29.36  
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 - $17,218  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,899  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,500  
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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$39,899 - $102,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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. Many Food and Beverage Directors advance into roles as Hotel General Managers or Directors of Food and Nutrition Services, but the median salaries are $14K lower and $11K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Food and Beverage Director


Hilton Worldwide, Holiday Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Marriott International, Inc., and Interstate Hotels and Resorts are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Food and Beverage Directors. Although Hilton Worldwide boasts the highest average salary in town at $80K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $29K or as much as $149K.

With a median salary of only $38K (less than half of the top paying employer's rate), Hilton Garden Inn lags significantly in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Director


Food and Beverage Directors who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know People Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 29 percent above average. Most people experienced in Budget Management also know 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $50K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $65K. Food and Beverage Directors see a median salary of $70K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Food and Beverage Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $72K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 49 percent, Food and Beverage Directors in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Food and Beverage Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+42 percent), Los Angeles (+37 percent), Seattle (+31 percent), and Las Vegas (+30 percent). With compensation 3 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 168 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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