Salary Expectations for 2020

There is no perfect formula or method to calculate the cost of living adjustments for base salary, especially as they relate to careers in the hospitality industry. Using the following multipliers should provide you with a more accurate expectation of base salary for some of the higher cost of living areas, which include: San Diego and Los Angeles (x 1.10), Boston and Seattle (x 1.15), Washington DC and Brooklyn (x 1.20), Honolulu and San Francisco (x 1.25), Manhattan (x 1.30)

RESTAURANT CAREERS

Full-Service | Annual Revenue under $2.5mm

Position Title Lower Median Upper
General Manager $52,000 $65,100 $78,000
FOH Manager $41,500 $51,700 $62,000
Executive Chef $48,000 $60,400 $72,500
Sous Chef/Kitchen Manager $38,000 $47,700 $57,000

Full-Service | Annual Revenue $2.5mm-$4.0mm

General Manager $59,500 $74,400 $89,500
FOH Manager $46,000 $57,300 $69,000
Executive Chef $56,000 $70,000 $84,000
Sous Chef/Kitchen Manager $43,000 $53,600 $64,500

Full-Service | Annual Revenue $4.0mm-$10mm

General Manager $66,500 $83,000 $99,500
FOH Manager $50,000 $62,300 $48,000
Executive Chef $62,000 $77,600 $93,000
Sous Chef/Kitchen Manager $49,000 $61,200 $73,500

Quick Casual Restaurants

Multi-Unit Manager (4-6 locations) $63,000 $79,000 $95,000
General Manager $46,000 $57,700 $69,000
FOH Manager $36,500 $45,800 $55,000

Quick Service Restaurants

Multi-Unit Manager (4-6 locations) $57,500 $71,900 $86,500
General Manager $43,500 $54,500 $65,500
FOH Manager $35,000 $43,500 $52,000

HOTEL CAREERS

Under 150 Rooms | Annual Revenue under $2.0mm

Position Title Lower Median Upper
General Manager (Economy) $39,000 $48,700 $58,500
General Manager (Select-Service) $46,500 $58,300 $70,000
Director of Sales (Select-Service) $42,000 $52,300 $63,000
General Manager (Full-Service) $60,000 $75,000 $90,000
Director of Sales (Full-Service) $54,000 $67,500 $81,000

150-250 Rooms | Annual Revenue $2.0mm-$5.0mm

General Manager (Select-Service) $56,500 $70,800 $85,000
Director of Sales (Select-Service) $51,000 $63,900 $76,500
Front Office Manager (Select-Service) $40,500 $50,800 $61,000
General Manager (Full-Service) $69,000 $86,400 $103,500
Front Office Manager (Full-Service) $47,500 $59,100 $71,000

250-400 Rooms | Annual Revenue $5.0mm-$10.0mm

General Manager $86,000 $107,300 $129,000
Assistant General Manager $68,000 $84,900 $102,000
Director of Sales $67,000 $83,600 $100,500
Sales Manager $45,000 $56,500 $68,000
Director of Catering $57,000 $71,200 $85,500
Director of F&B $65,000 $81,400 $97,500
Executive Chef $63,000 $78,700 $94,500
Executive Housekeeper $50,000 $62,400 $75,000
Front Office Manager $48,000 $60,000 $72,000

400+ Rooms | Annual Revenue $10.0mm+

General Manager $103,000 $128,900 $154,500
Assistant General Manager $79,000 $98,600 $118,500
Rooms Division Manager $64,500 $80,900 $97,000
Director of Sales $75,500 $94,600 $113,500
Sales Manager $47,000 $59,100 $71,000
Director of Catering $66,500 $83,100 $99,500
Director of F&B $72,500 $90,600 $108,500
Executive Chef $72,000 $89,900 $108,000
Executive Housekeeper $54,000 $67,500 $81,000
Front Office Manager $56,500 $70,900 $85,000

PRIVATE CLUB CAREERS

Annual Revenue under $4.0mm

Position Title Lower Median Upper
Chief Operating Officer $99,000 $123,800 $148,500
General Manager $87,000 $109,000 $131,000
Food & Beverage Director $56,000 $69,800 $83,500
Executive Chef $60,000 $75,200 $90,000
Catering Director $46,000 $57,300 $69,000
Membership/Marketing Director $47,500 $59,600 $71,500
Golf Course Superintendent $66,000 $82,300 $99,000
Head Golf Professional $59,000 $74,000 $89,000
Fitness Director $40,000 $50,000 $60,000

Annual Revenue $4.0mm-$8.0mm

Chief Operating Officer $115,500 $144,100 $173,000
General Manager $100,000 $125,200 $150,000
Clubhouse Manager/Food & Beverage Director $68,000 $85,300 $102,500
Executive Chef $69,000 $86,400 $103,500
Catering Director $54,000 $67,500 $81,000
Membership/Marketing Director $56,000 $70,100 $82,000
Golf Course Superintendent $77,500 $96,800 $116,000
Head Golf Professional $69,500 $87,000 $104,500
Fitness Director $47,000 $58,900 $71,000

Annual Revenue $8.0mm+

Chief Operating Officer $137,500 $171,700 $206,000
General Manager $115,500 $144,300 $173,000
Clubhouse Manager $75,500 $94,500 $113,500
Food & Beverage Director $74,000 $89,400 $104,300
Executive Chef $81,500 $101,700 $122,000
Catering Director $62,000 $77,600 $93,100
Membership/Marketing Director $64,500 $80,600 $97,000
Golf Course Superintendent $89,000 $111,400 $134,000
Head Golf Professional $80,000 $100,200 $120,000
Fitness Director $54,000 $67,600 $81,000

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About this report and how data was collected

Salary information was gathered from a variety of reliable sources including the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hospitality Industry Analysts, industry-specific universities, online resources and various studies published by hospitality industry associations. We also factored in our direct experience in compensation from the last twelve months of executive search and placement activity, along with interviews with key hospitality industry corporate human resource and recruiting personnel. The content represents Horizon Hospitality’s interpretation and analysis of information generally available to the public and/or obtained from sources believed to be reliable. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is given as to the accuracy and completeness of this information.