Compared to the national salary average for Food and Beverage Directors, those in the same line of work who choose to work for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc enjoy much larger paychecks — $100K on average versus $64K per year. Food and Beverage Directors can also look forward to large paychecks at Interstate Hotels and Resorts ($79K), Marriott International, Inc. ($75K), and Club Corp. ($65K). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$41,187 - $100,057
(Median)
$41K
$64K
$100K
MEDIAN: $64,201
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90%

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$11.60 - $21.64
(Median)
$12
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,187 - $100,057  
   
Bonus
$517 - $19,677  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,809  
Commission
$2,517 - $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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$40,501 - $107,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 789
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $21.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.79  
Overtime
$18.43  
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
$517 - $19,677  
   
Commission
$2,517 - $16,886  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,809  
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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$40,501 - $107,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Operations Director, where median compensation is $84K annually. 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 $10K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Director


Survey results suggest that Food and Beverage Directors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Training Management, People Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent, 28 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Order Inventory as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Team Leadership and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $51K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $64K. Food and Beverage Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $69K. 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

National Average: $66,370

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Food and Beverage Directors will find that Las Vegas offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 38 percent. Food and Beverage Directors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+37 percent), Washington (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+29 percent), and Boston (+26 percent). Portland is the lowest-paying area, 3 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Food and Beverage Director Salaries



National Average
$66,000



Skills That Affect Food and Beverage Director Salaries

Training Management
up arrow 36%

People Management
up arrow 28%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements
up arrow 2%

Budget Management
0%

Menu Planning
0%

National Average
$66,000

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 3%

Team Leadership
up arrow 11%

Order Inventory
up arrow 39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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