Food and Beverage Manager Salary

The average Food and Beverage Manager in the United States earns approximately $46K per year. Cash earnings for Food and Beverage Managers — including $8K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $30K to $65K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by the company and experience level. Work is enjoyable for Food and Beverage Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, close to a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Men working as Food and Beverage Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,410 - $64,708
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$46K
$65K
MEDIAN: $46,366
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$9.84 - $20.38
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$0$64K
Salary $33,410 - $64,708
Bonus $0.00 - $8,192
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,003
Commission $4,000
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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$30,459 - $64,767
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 583
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $9.84 - $20.38
Hourly Tips $0.40 - $10.07
Overtime $14.57 - $29.98
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,192
Commission $4,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,003
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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$30,459 - $64,767
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 106

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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

  • 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.
  • Order and receive deliveries and track food and equipment inventories.
  • Assign and schedule workers to handle food preparation, cooking, and presentation.

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 $62K per year. Many Food and Beverage Managers go on to become Food Service Managers or Food Service General Managers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $9K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

Food and Beverage Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Food and Beverage Manager


Known for taking on a considerable number of Food and Beverage Managers, Hilton Garden Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, Inc., and Holiday Inn are leading firms in the industry. Those at Hilton Worldwide can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $49K.

Hilton Garden Inn offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $38K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $48K.

Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Manager


Food and Beverage Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Menu Planning, Budget Management, Event Planning, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Inventory Management, Order Inventory, and Scheduling. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Training and Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Food and Beverage Manager

Pay by Experience for a Food and Beverage Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Food and Beverage Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 263 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Food and 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 $45,000 based on 235 salaries. An experienced Food and Beverage Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 240 salaries. A Food and 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 $46,000 based on 111 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,450

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

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Food and Beverage Managers, 32 percent above the national average. Food and Beverage Managers will also find cushy salaries in St. Louis (+29 percent), New York (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), and Naples (+21 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Orlando (11 percent lower) and Las Vegas (10 percent lower).

Food and Beverage Manager Reviews

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

Food and Beverage Manager in Tampa:
"Challenge."
Pros: Busy and time flies by.
Cons: Food issues, customer complaints.

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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Key Stats for Food and Beverage Manager

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Food and Beverage Manager Salaries

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$45,000

▼2%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Food and Beverage Manager Salaries

Menu Planning
▲10%


Event Planning
▲1%


National Average
$45,000

Hiring
▼2%

▼3%


▼4%


Inventory Management
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 27%
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