Food and Beverage Director Salary (United States)

Food and Beverage Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and about two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Salary is expected to be around $65,190 per year, but may range from $39,338 to $103,717 per year. The range in cash compensation to Food and Beverage Directors (largely between $39,511 and $96,247) includes potential earnings of $19,573 from bonuses, $15,319 from profit sharing, and commissions of $10,137 in exceptional cases. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by geography and tenure. In this profession, most individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Food and Beverage Directors. For the most part, Food and Beverage Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Food and Beverage Director Salary (?
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$39,511 - $96,247
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MEDIAN: $63,262
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Food and Beverage Director Salary (?
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$11.72 - $24.79
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,511 - $96,247  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,573  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,319  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
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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$39,338 - $103,717  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,331
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.72 - $24.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.97 - $2.58  
Overtime
$4.30 - $37.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,573  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,319  
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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$39,338 - $103,717  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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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Additional career progression can lead to a hefty increase in pay for Food and Beverage Directors. At the upper end, those who move into an Operations Director role can bring in an extra $19,389 per year. Food and Beverage Directors most often move into positions as Hotel General Managers or Director Food and Nutrition Servicess, where they typically take pay cuts of $13,427 or $10,210 per year.

Food and Beverage Director Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Food and Beverage Director

Known for taking on a considerable number of Food and Beverage Directors, Hilton Worldwide, Holiday Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Marriott International, Inc., and Interstate Hotels and Resorts are leading firms in the industry. Interstate Hotels and Resorts attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area—the median in that office is $79,480.
With a reported median salary of only $37,190, Hilton Garden Inn easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are less than half of the top paying company's rate. Holiday Inn and Marriott International, Inc. also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $44,444 and $61,000-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Director

Food and Beverage Directors report a focused set of job skills. Operations Management and Budget Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 6 percent respectively. 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.
Though Food and Beverage Directors can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. New salaries start at $51K and reach $62K in five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $68K after 10 to 20 years. A 20-year tenure heralds decreased salary growth, and Food and Beverage Directors who have made it this far report earning around $77K per year. Age distribution in this workforce is quite spread out, with those with between one and nine years of experience accounting for 31 percent of the workforce, those with 10-20 making up 37 percent and those with more than two decades of experience rounding out the remaining 32 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$65,000
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Surpassing the national average by 42 percent, Food and Beverage Directors in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include New York, Seattle, Dallas, and Miami, where Food and Beverage Directors typically earn around 40 percent, 36 percent, 33 percent, and 28 percent more than usual. Austin is the lowest-paying area, 2 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Food and Beverage Director Salaries

National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Food and Beverage Director Salaries

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$65,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
26%
female alumni
 
Male
74%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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