Average Early-Career Food and Beverage Director Salary

$54,664
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,943
Bonus
$2,000
Commission
$1,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Food and Beverage Director is $54,664.
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$36k
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$55k
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$83k
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MEDIAN $54,664
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United States (change)
Salary
$36k - $83k
Bonus
$391 - $13k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $9k
Commission
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$34k - $84k

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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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Food and Beverage Director. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Food and Beverage Director
Food Service Director
Director of Operations
General Manager, Restaurant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Director

Skills in Operations Management and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service, Budget Management and Inventory 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 6 salaries. A mid-career Food and Beverage Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,224 based on 244 salaries. An experienced Food and Beverage Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,182 based on 561 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $74,776.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Food and Beverage Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 66.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (28.1% more) and San Diego, California (7.9% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,286 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.5%
Mid Career
19.0%
Experienced
43.6%
Late Career
36.9%