Food and Beverage Manager Salary
|Salary||$32,538 - $63,368|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $8,795|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $5,034|
|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).)
|$30,031 - $63,866|
|Hourly Rate||$9.81 - $20.20|
|Hourly Tips||$0.41 - $10.14|
|Overtime||$14.25 - $30.32|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $8,795|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $5,034|
|Total Pay (||$30,031 - $63,866|
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.Read More...
Often found in hotels and restaurants, food and beverage managers decide which items on a menu will be available, and, in some cases, how they are prepared and served. They must have a good eye for which foods, drinks, and service elements to which customers respond positively and negatively. They also must be adept at understanding the current culinary landscape, including which foods are currently or soon-to-be popular.
These managers must also be able to place large amounts of orders on a daily basis and to effectively communicate with manufacturers. They also may be required to work with regional managers and customer service managers. Food and beverage managers may work closely with the chef in conducting menu changes and placing orders. However, they may also work independently or with external agencies in formulating the best products to order for the current season. As these managers make decisions that everybody from the kitchen staff to the waiters must work with on a daily basis, it is important that they consult with these members of staff as often as is necessary. Food and beverage managers' hours depend on the hours in which their establishment is open; for example, hotels that see a lot of a night traffic may require many employees during the third shift.
Favorable qualifications for this position include a degree in hospitality, hospitality management, or a related field. Experience in the food services industry is also preferred.
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
Many Food and Beverage Managers move into a Food and Beverage Director role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $62K per year. It is not unusual for a Food and Beverage Manager to become a Food Service Manager or a General Manager of Food Service.
Popular Employer Salaries for Food and Beverage Manager
Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Food and Beverage Managers include Hilton Garden Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, Inc., and Holiday Inn. Food and Beverage Managers flock to Hilton Worldwide for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $49K lead the pack in compensation.
Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $48K, Hilton Garden Inn still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $38K, the lowest in the field.
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. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of 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
For Food and Beverage Managers, Washington provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than the national average. Food and Beverage Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+30 percent), New York (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+23 percent), and Naples (+22 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 15 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (10 percent less) and Las Vegas (9 percent less).
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