Food and Beverage Manager Salary

Food and Beverage Managers in the United States take home approximately $45K per year on average. Lower pay rates hover around $30K, and the higher rates verge on $64K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $4K, respectively — total cash payment to Food and Beverage Managers can bottom out near $30K or peak near $64K depending on individual performance. While the company and tenure impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. For the most part, Food and Beverage Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Food and Beverage Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, just under one in four claim no health benefits at all. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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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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$14
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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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Food and Beverage Managers often transition into Food and Beverage Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Food and Beverage Directors earn $61K per year. Food and Beverage Managers most often move into Food Service Manager or Catering Sales Manager roles. However, the former pays $8K less on average, and the latter pays $3K less.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Food and Beverage Manager


Employees of Marriott International, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $48K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $35K to $63K.

While select Holiday Inn employees may bring in up to $60K, a median salary of only $35K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Operations Management, Hiring, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management and Order Inventory. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in 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.


Food and Beverage Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $45K. Food and Beverage Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $47K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $49K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,363

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

For Food and Beverage Managers, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 40 percent above the national average. Food and Beverage Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+35 percent), New York (+27 percent), Naples (+24 percent), and Houston (+22 percent). Orlando ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Las Vegas and San Diego are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 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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