Average Food and Beverage Director Salary

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The average salary for a Food and Beverage Director is $66,962.
MEDIAN $66,962
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Job Description for Food and Beverage Director

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.
The top respondents for the job title Food and Beverage Director are from the companies Holiday Inn, Marriott International, Inc. and Hilton Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, LLC where the average pay is $77,419. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International, Inc., earning around $72,208 and $71,000, respectively. Holiday Inn pays the lowest at around $50,565. Hilton Corporation and Hilton Garden Inn also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $55,000 and $62,278, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Food and Beverage Director. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Food and Beverage Director
Director of Operations
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Director

Skills in Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Order Inventory, Inventory Management, Budget Management and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Food and Beverage Director

An entry-level Food and Beverage Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,807 based on 45 salaries. An early career Food and Beverage Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,664 based on 254 salaries. A mid-career Food and Beverage Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,072 based on 421 salaries. An experienced Food and Beverage Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,052 based on 706 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $74,515.
Employees with Food and Beverage Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 43.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (34.4% more) and New York, New York (18.6% more).

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