Food and Beverage Director Salary

The national average salary for Food and Beverage Directors is $65K per year; Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc pays the most in this field, though, offering a median salary of $100K. Other big spenders include Embassy Suites Hotels, Interstate Hotels and Resorts, and Marriott International, Inc., top-paying firms where Food and Beverage Directors see paychecks nearing $85K, $79K, or $76K. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,666 - $101,374
$42K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $64,640
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$11.62 - $18.75
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MEDIAN: $14.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,666 - $101,374  
   
Bonus
$203.47 - $20,030  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,255  
Commission
$503 - $16,886  
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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$40,335 - $109,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 773
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.62 - $18.75  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.82  
Overtime
$20.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$203.47 - $20,030  
   
Commission
$503 - $16,886  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,255  
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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$40,335 - $109,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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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For Food and Beverage Directors, progressing to an Operations Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Operations Director can earn $84K annually. Food and Beverage Directors most often advance into Hotel General Manager and Director of Food and Nutrition Services positions even though the median salaries are $15K lower and $11K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Director


Survey results imply that Food and Beverage Directors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Training Management, People Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent, 28 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Team Leadership and Order Inventory. 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: $66,732

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Home to some of the best pay for Food and Beverage Directors, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 40 percent above the national average. Food and Beverage Directors will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+39 percent), Chicago (+38 percent), Boston (+31 percent), and Dallas (+31 percent). Trailing the national average by 4 percent, Portland is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Key Stats for Food and Beverage Director

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Food and Beverage Director Salaries

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$67,000

▼7%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Food and Beverage Director Salaries

Training Management
▲35%

People Management
▲28%

Customer Service
▲5%


Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements
▲1%

Operations Management
▼0%

National Average
$67,000

Menu Planning
▼1%


Order Inventory
▼9%

Team Leadership
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 19%