Salary Expectations for 2019

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 $50,900 $63,600 $76,300
FOH Manager $40,400 $50,500 $60,600
Executive Chef $47,200 $59,000 $70,800
Sous Chef/Kitchen Manager $37,300 $46,600 $55,900

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

General Manager $58,200 $72,700 $87,200
FOH Manager $44,800 $56,000 $67,200
Executive Chef $54,700 $68,400 $82,100
Sous Chef/Kitchen Manager $41,900 $52,400 $62,900

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

General Manager $64,900 $81,100 $97,300
FOH Manager $50,200 $62,800 $75,400
Executive Chef $60,700 $75,800 $91,000
Sous Chef/Kitchen Manager $47,800 $59,800 $71,700

Quick Casual Restaurants

Multi-Unit Manager (4-6 locations) $61,100 $76,400 $91,700
General Manager $45,100 $56,400 $67,700
FOH Manager $35,800 $44,700 $53,600

Quick Service Restaurants

Multi-Unit Manager (4-6 locations) $56,200 $70,200 $84,300
General Manager $42,600 $53,200 $63,800
FOH Manager $34,000 $42,500 $51,000

HOTEL CAREERS

Under 150 Rooms | Annual Revenue under $2.0mm

Position Title Lower Median Upper
General Manager (Economy) $38,100 $47,600 $57,100
General Manager (Select-Service) $45,600 $57,000 $68,400
Director of Sales (Select-Service) $40,900 $51,100 $61,300
General Manager (Full-Service) $58,600 $73,300 $87,900
Director of Sales (Full-Service) $52,700 $65,900 $79,100

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

General Manager (Select-Service) $55.400 $69,200 $83,000
Director of Sales (Select-Service) $50,000 $62,400 $74,900
Front Office Manager (Select-Service) $39,700 $49,600 $59,500
General Manager (Full-Service) $67,500 $84,400 $101,300
Front Office Manager (Full-Service) $42,800 $53,000 $63,500

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

General Manager $83,800 $104,800 $125,800
Assistant General Manager $66,400 $83,000 $99,600
Director of Sales $65,400 $81,700 $98,000
Sales Manager $44,200 $55,200 $66,300
Director of Catering $55,700 $69,600 $83,500
Director of F&B $63,600 $79,500 $95,400
Executive Chef $61,500 $76,900 $92,300
Executive Housekeeper $48,800 $61,000 $73,200
Front Office Manager $46,880 $58,600 $70,300

400+ Rooms | Annual Revenue $10.0mm+

General Manager $100,800 $126,000 $151,200
Assistant General Manager $77,000 $96,300 $115,600
Rooms Division Manager $63,000 $78,800 $94,500
Director of Sales $73,900 $92,400 $110,900
Sales Manager $46,200 $57,700 $69,2000
Director of Catering $65,000 $81,200 $97,400
Director of F&B $70,800 $88,500 $106,200
Executive Chef $70,200 $87,800 $105,400
Executive Housekeeper $52,700 $65,900 $79,100
Front Office Manager $55,400 $69,300 $83,200

PRIVATE CLUB CAREERS

Annual Revenue under $4.0mm

Position Title Lower Median Upper
Chief Operating Officer $96,800 $121,000 $145,200
General Manager $85,200 $106,500 $127,800
Food & Beverage Director $54,600 $68,200 $81,800
Executive Chef $58,800 $73,500 $88,200
Catering Director $44,800 $56,000 $67,200
Membership/Marketing Director $46,600 $58,200 $69,800
Golf Course Superintendent $64,300 $80,400 $96,500
Head Golf Professional $57,800 $72,300 $86,800
Fitness Director $39,100 $48,900 $58,700

Annual Revenue $4.0mm-$8.0mm

Chief Operating Officer $112,600 $140,800 $168,900
General Manager $97,800 $122,300 $146,800
Clubhouse Manager/Food & Beverage Director $66,600 $83,300 $99,600
Executive Chef $67,500 $84,400 $101,300
Catering Director $52,700 $65,900 $79,100
Membership/Marketing Director $54,800 $68,500 $82,200
Golf Course Superintendent $75,700 $94,600 $113,500
Head Golf Professional $68,100 $85,000 $102,200
Fitness Director $46,000 $57,500 $69,000

Annual Revenue $8.0mm+

Chief Operating Officer $134,200 $167,800 $201,300
General Manager $112,800 $141,000 $169,200
Clubhouse Manager $73,800 $92,300 $110,800
Food & Beverage Director $71,100 $88,400 $102,300
Executive Chef $79,500 $99,400 $119,300
Catering Director $60,600 $75,800 $90,900
Membership/Marketing Director $63,000 $78,700 $94,400
Golf Course Superintendent $87,000 $108,800 $130,500
Head Golf Professional $78,300 $97,900 $117,500
Fitness Director $52,900 $66,100 $79,300

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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.