Food and Beverage Director Salary

The majority of Food and Beverage Directors in the United States — more than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $40K to $103K per year, and the median is $64K per year. In the world of Food and Beverage Directors, total cash compensation ranges from $40K on the lower end to $103K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $18K and profit sharing that approaches $14K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $10K. While the particular city and experience level impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. The majority of Food and Beverage Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Food and Beverage Directors survey respondents are men (75 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,068 - $96,689

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$11.54 - $22.38

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,068 - $96,689  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,121  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,295  
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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$40,042 - $102,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,262
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.54 - $22.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.25 - $3.75  
Overtime
$4.30 - $29.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,121  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,295  
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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$40,042 - $102,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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.

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 $84K per year. A lot of Food and Beverage Directors advance their careers by becoming Hotel General Managers and Directors of Food and Nutrition Services. However, those positions offer $14K less and $11K less per year on average.

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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 some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Food and Beverage Directors. Food and Beverage Directors flock to Hilton Worldwide for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $80K lead the pack in compensation; however, Hilton Worldwide also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $29K at one end to $149K at the other end.

The lowest pay by far can be found at Hilton Garden Inn — this employer offers a median salary of $38K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate.

Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Director


Survey results suggest that Food and Beverage Directors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know People Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 29 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training Management. Those educated in Budget Management tend to be well versed in 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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 who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $72K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Food and Beverage Directors that is 44 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Food and Beverage Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+42 percent), Los Angeles (+38 percent), Seattle (+33 percent), and Washington (+31 percent). Falling short of the national average by 3 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin.

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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%

Training Management
up arrow 14%

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: 16%
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