Salary Expectations for 2021

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 $2,500,000

Position Title Lower Median Upper
General Manager $53,250 $65,750 $78,250
FOH Manager $42,500 $52,250 $62,250
Executive Chef $49,500 $61,000 $72,500
Sous Chef/Kitchen Manager $39,000 $48,250 $57,500

Full Service | Annual Revenue $2,500,000 – $4,000,000

General Manager $61,000 $75,250 $89,500
FOH Manager $47,000 $58,000 $69,000
Executive Chef $57,250 $70,750 $84,250
Sous Chef/Kitchen Manager $44,000 $54,250 $64,500

Full Service | Annual Revenue $4,000,000 – $10,000,000

General Manager $67,750 $83,750 $99,750
FOH Manager $51,000 $63,000 $75,000
Executive Chef $63,500 $78,500 $93,500
Sous Chef/Kitchen Manager $50,000 $61,750 $73,500

Quick Casual Restaurants

Multi-Unit Manager (4-6 locations) $64,500 $79,750 $95,000
General Manager $47,250 $58,250 $69,500
FOH Manager $37,500 $46,250 $55,000

Quick Service Restaurants

Multi-Unit Manager (4-6 locations) $58,750 $72,500 $86,250
General Manager $44,500 $55,000 $65,500
FOH Manager $35,500 $44,000 $52,500

HOTEL CAREERS

Under 150 Rooms | Annual Revenue Under $2,000,000

Position Title Lower Median Upper
General Manager (Economy) $40,000 $49,250 $58,000
General Manager (Select Service) $47,750 $59,000 $70,250
Director of Sales (Select Service) $42,750 $52,750 $63,000
General Manager (Full Service) $61,500 $75,750 $90,000
Director of Sales (Full Service) $55,250 $68,250 $81,250

150-250 Rooms | Annual Revenue $2,000,000 – $5,000,000

General Manager (Select Service) $58,000 $71,500 $85,000
Director of Sales (Select Service) $52,250 $64,500 $76,750
Front Office Manager (Select Service) $41,500 $51,250 $61,000
General Manager (Full Service) $70,500 $87,250 $104,000
Director of Sales (Full Service) $63,750 $78,750 $93,750
Front Office Manager (Full Service) $48,500 $59,750 $71,000

250-400 Rooms | Annual Revenue $5,000,000 – $10,000,000

General Manager $88,000 $108,500 $129,000
Assistant General Manager $69,500 $85,750 $102,000
Director of Sales $68,500 $84,500 $100,500
Sales Manager $46,250 $57,000 $68,000
Director of Catering $58,250 $72,000 $85,750
Director of F&B $66,500 $82,250 $98,000
Executive Chef $64,500 $79,500 $94,500
Executive Housekeeper $51,000 $63,000 $75,000
Front Office Manager $49,000 $60,500 $72,000

400+ Rooms | Annual Revenue $10,000,000+

General Manager $105,500 $130,000 $155,000
Assistant General Manager $80,500 $99,500 $118,500
Rooms Division Manager $66,250 $81,750 $97,500
Director of Sales $77,500 $95,500 $113,750
Sales Manager $48,500 $59,750 $71,250
Director of Catering $68,000 $84,000 $100,000
Director of F&B $74,000 $91,500 $109,000
Revenue Manager $58,250 $72,000 $85,750
Executive Chef $73,500 $90,750 $108,000
Executive Housekeeper $55,250 $68,250 $81,250
Front Office Manager $58,000 $71,500 $85,000

PRIVATE CLUB CAREERS

Annual Revenue Under $4,000,000

Position Title Lower Median Upper
Chief Operating Officer $101,250 $125,000 $148,750
General Manager $89,000 $110,000 $131,000
Clubhouse Manager/Food & Beverage Director $57,000 $70,500 $84,000
Executive Chef $61,500 $76,000 $90,500
Catering Director $46,750 $57,750 $69,000
Membership/Marketing Director $48,750 $60,250 $71,750
Course Superintendent $67,250 $83,000 $99,000
Fitness Director $41,000 $50,500 $60,000
Head Golf Professional $60,500 $74,750 $89,000

Annual Revenue $4,000,000 – $8,000,000

Chief Operating Officer $118,000 $145,500 $173,000
General Manager $102,500 $126,500 $150,500
Clubhouse Manager/Food & Beverage Director $69,750 $86,250 $102,500
Executive Chef $70,500 $87,250 $104,000
Catering Director $55,250 $68,250 $81,250
Membership/Marketing Director $57,250 $70,750 $84,250
Course Superintendent $79,000 $97,750 $116,500
Fitness Director $48,250 $59,500 $71,000
Head Golf Professional $71,250 $88,000 $104,750

Annual Revenue $8,000,000+

Chief Operating Officer $140,500 $173,500 $206,500
General Manager $118,000 $145,750 $173,500
Clubhouse Manager/Food & Beverage Director $77,500 $95,500 $113,750
Executive Chef $83,250 $102,750 $122,250
Catering Director $63,500 $78,500 $93,500
Membership/Marketing Director $66,000 $81,500 $97,000
Course Superintendent $91,000 $112,500 $134,000
Fitness Director $55,250 $68,250 $81,250
Head Golf Professional $82,000 $101,250 $120,500

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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.