Food and Beverage Manager Salary (United States)

The average salary for Food and Beverage Managers in the United States is $43,463 per year, and pay runs especially high in San Francisco, where the average is $60K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like New York, Washington, Houston, and Miami, top-paying markets where Food and Beverage Managers rake in more than the national norm (+29 percent, +26 percent, +23 percent, and +21 percent). The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Food and Beverage Manager Salary (?
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$30,765 - $61,814
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MEDIAN: $43,968
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Food and Beverage Manager Salary (?
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$8.83 - $19.24
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,765 - $61,814  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,138  
Profit Sharing
$9.25 - $12,500  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,033  
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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$29,335 - $63,198  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.83 - $19.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19 - $8.45  
Overtime
$11.83 - $26.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,138  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,033  
Profit Sharing
$9.25 - $12,500  
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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$29,335 - $63,198  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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Job Description for Food and Beverage Manager

In the world of catering, food and beverage managers handle all of the business decisions regarding food and beverages served to customers. This can be in a hotel setting, a restaurant setting, or just about any other setting in which food is served to paying customers. The basic principle of this position is to make profitable decisions that will improve and maintain the quality of food and drink in an establishment.
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Food and Beverage Manager Tasks
  • Order and receive deliveries and track food and equipment inventories.
  • Assign and schedule workers to handle food preparation, cooking, and presentation.
  • Monitor compliance with standardized portion size and presentation, as well as health, fire, and food safety regulations.
  • Manage, track, and control budget and quality, including addressing customer concerns.

Common Career Paths for Food and Beverage Manager

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More often than not, Food and Beverage Managers can expect a sizeable increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder. For example, top-notch roles like Food and Beverage Director can offer an extra $17,168 annually than lower-level jobs in the same field. Food and Beverage Managers most often move into positions as Food Service Managers or Catering Sales Managers, where they typically take pay cuts of $7,223 or $2,713 per year.

Food and Beverage Manager Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Food and Beverage Manager

Although Marriott International, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $47,023, employee compensation still varies greatly—workers can make as little as $33K or as much as $61K.
Holiday Inn offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $35,974, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $87,262. Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International, Inc. are other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($45,003 and $47,023, respectively).

Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Manager

Survey results suggest that Food and Beverage Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Budget Management, Training, and Hiring are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Training and Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Food and Beverage Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Food and Beverage Managers, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $39,648; however, pay rises to approximately $44K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $46K. After a couple decades on the job, Food and Beverage Managers see only modest salary growth, with pay averaging $49,569. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 15 percent. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Food and Beverage Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Food and Beverage Manager?
Food and Beverage Manager in Abilene:
"Management."
Pros: I love the people I work with on a daily basis, it is truly a family environment. The Membership is great to work for!
Cons: Stress Level 100%, I have zero spare time. Hours are usually 50+ work weeks and late nights!

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Experience Affects Food and Beverage Manager Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Food and Beverage Manager Salaries

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$43,000

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Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 23%
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