Food and Beverage Manager Salary

Food and Beverage Managers in the United States can expect wages of $45K annually on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $30K to $64K per year. Total cash compensation to Food and Beverage Managers bottoms out near $30K and approaches $64K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $6K from bonuses and almost $4K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the specific employer and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. While just over one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Male Food and Beverage Managers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. Most Food and Beverage Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,450 - $62,770
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $44,873
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$9.34 - $20.26
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$31,450 - $62,770  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,068  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,548  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,826  
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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$30,188 - $63,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.34 - $20.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.39 - $10.39  
Overtime
$12.10 - $26.37  
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.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,068  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,826  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,548  
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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$30,188 - $63,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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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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Advancing into a Food and Beverage Director role seems to be a popular career move for Food and Beverage Managers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $61K per year. Food and Beverage Managers most often move into positions as Food Service Managers or Catering Sales Managers. Food Service Managers actually earn $8K less on average, however, and Catering Sales Managers earn $3K less per year than Food and Beverage Managers do.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Food and Beverage Manager


The biggest paychecks can be found at Marriott International, Inc. — the median salary there is $48K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $35K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $63K.

Holiday Inn offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $35K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $24K and $60K.

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 Budget Management, Operations Management, Hiring, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Inventory Management and Order Inventory. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $41K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $45K. Food and Beverage Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $47K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $49K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,363

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Food and Beverage Managers, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Food and Beverage Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+35 percent), New York (+27 percent), Naples (+24 percent), and Houston (+22 percent). In Orlando, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Las Vegas and San Diego (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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
$44,000


Skills That Affect Food and Beverage Manager Salaries

Budget Management
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Operations Management
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Hiring
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National Average
$44,000

Training
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Customer Service
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Scheduling
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Order Inventory
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Inventory Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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