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Food and Beverage Director Salary

Food and Beverage Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $64K annually on average but can range from $40K to $104K per year. Cash earnings for Food and Beverage Directors — which occasionally include more than $18K from bonuses and more than $15K from profit sharing — stretch from around $40K to approximately $104K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Food and Beverage Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Food and Beverage Directors survey respondents are men (74 percent). The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,932 - $97,000
(Median)
$40K
$64K
$97K
MEDIAN: $64,293
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$11.64 - $24.53
(Median)
$12
$15
$25
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
$39,932 - $97,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,121  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,681  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$39,843 - $103,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,259
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $24.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.25 - $3.75  
Overtime
$4.30 - $37.09  
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 - $18,121  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,681  
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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$39,843 - $103,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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.

Common Career Paths for Food and Beverage Director


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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 $85K per year. Food and Beverage Directors most frequently become Hotel General Managers and Directors of Food and Nutrition Services even though median compensation is $15K lower and $11K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Food and Beverage Director


Holiday Inn, Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Garden Inn, Marriott International, Inc., and Interstate Hotels and Resorts are top-notch employers for Food and Beverage Directors in this area. Food and Beverage Directors seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Hilton Worldwide, where the median salary comes to $80K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($29K) and those starting out ($149K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Hilton Garden Inn offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary less than half of the top paying company's rate ($38K).

Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Director


Survey takers who work as Food and Beverage Directors typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with People Management and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent and 3 percent, respectively. The majority of those who know 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Food and Beverage Directors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $50K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $65K. Food and Beverage Directors bring in $70K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $73K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For Food and Beverage Directors, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 48 percent above the national average. Food and Beverage Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+40 percent), Los Angeles (+37 percent), Seattle (+31 percent), and Las Vegas (+28 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Orlando and Denver (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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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 3%

Operations Management
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National Average
$66,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 181 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

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: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%
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