Beverage Manager Salary

Nearly one-half of Beverage Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $32K to $69K per year, and the average comes out to $50K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — roughly a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and nearly one-half have dental insurance. Though the majority of Beverage Managers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Beverage Managers making up 57 percent of survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,600 - $67,811
$33K
$50K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,732
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50%
90%

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$8.00 - $25.69
$8
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $15.34
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,600 - $67,811  
   
Bonus
$989 - $9,264  
Commission
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,371 - $69,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.00 - $25.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$13.13  
Overtime
$22.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$989 - $9,264  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,371 - $69,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Beverage Manager

In large fine-dining restaurants and hotels which contain them, beverage managers are responsible for managing the bar and all liquor-related operations, including hiring and training staff, building and modifying wine lists, and choosing beers and liquor brands to carry on the premises.

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Beverage Manager Tasks

  • Implement all policies and procedures of the establishment including standards of conduct, attendance, appearance, cash handling, confidentiality, safety, signature sequence of service, and sanitation.
  • Understand and demonstrate management's point of view.
  • Keep accurate reports on product inventories.
  • Maintain cleanliness of all beverage areas.
  • Assist in hiring and training of bar personnel.

Common Career Paths for Beverage Manager


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Many Beverage Managers move into Food and Beverage Manager roles. Food and Beverage Managers seem to make a little less than Beverage Managers as their salaries average out to $43K a year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Beverage Manager

Pay by Experience for a Beverage Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Beverage Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Beverage Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Beverage Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 51 salaries. A Beverage Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 17 salaries.

Beverage Manager Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Beverage Manager?

Beverage Manager in New York City:
"Beverage Management."
Always look calm. Keep close track of your inventory. Never jump to conclusions. Remember you can always learn something from your employees. It's likely that the bartenders know more about the product and the customers than you do, so listen to their advice. The way you treat your employees is the way they will treat the customers. You can't expect the best from the employees if they do not have the best equipment in the best working order and constant support.

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Key Stats for Beverage Manager

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Beverage Manager Salaries

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$50,000

Late-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Beverage Manager Salaries

National Average
$50,000

People Management
▼6%

Operations Management
▼8%

Inventory Management
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 32%
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