Food and Beverage Director Salary

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc lures Food and Beverage Directors with larger-than-average paychecks: Food and Beverage Directors at this company make a median salary of $100K, much more than the $66K annually-national average for those in this area of work. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Embassy Suites Hotels, Interstate Hotels and Resorts, and Marriott International, Inc., top-paying firms where Food and Beverage Directors rake in a respectable $85K, $79K, or $76K, respectively. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,783 - $102,280
$43K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,054
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50%
90%

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$11.78 - $21.77
$12
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MEDIAN: $15.60
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$0$109K
Salary $42,783 - $102,280
Bonus $487.05 - $19,716
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $12,080
Commission $507 - $19,727
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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$41,058 - $109,983
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 802
Hourly Data $0$11K
Hourly Rate $11.78 - $21.77
Hourly Tips $1.85
Overtime $7.64 - $11,836
Annual Data $0$109K
Bonus $487.05 - $19,716
Commission $507 - $19,727
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $12,080
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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$41,058 - $109,983
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Food and Beverage Director


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At the upper end, Food and Beverage Directors who move into an Operations Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Operations Directors is a much higher $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 $16K less and $12K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Director


Food and Beverage Directors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Training Management and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent and 25 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Team Leadership, Order Inventory, and Inventory Management. Most people experienced in Budget Management also know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Food and Beverage Director

Pay by Experience for a Food and Beverage Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Food and Beverage Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 161 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Food and Beverage Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 245 salaries. An experienced Food and Beverage Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 399 salaries. A Food and Beverage Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 258 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,384

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Food and Beverage Directors, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 37 percent greater than the national average. Food and Beverage Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+36 percent), Chicago (+35 percent), Boston (+28 percent), and Dallas (+28 percent). In Portland, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and Atlanta (3 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Food and Beverage Director

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Food and Beverage Director Salaries

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$68,000

▼9%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Food and Beverage Director Salaries

Training Management
▲32%

People Management
▲25%

Customer Service
▲2%

National Average
$68,000


Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements
▼1%

Operations Management
▼3%

Menu Planning
▼3%


Order Inventory
▼12%

Team Leadership
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 19%
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