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Food and Beverage Manager Salary (United States)

The average salary for Food and Beverage Managers in the United States is $44K per year, and pay runs especially high in San Francisco, where the average is $60K. Food and Beverage Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+29 percent), Washington (+28 percent), Houston (+25 percent), and Miami (+22 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Food and Beverage Manager Salary (?
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$30,937 - $61,964
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MEDIAN: $44,142
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Food and Beverage Manager Salary (?
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$9.11 - $19.50
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,937 - $61,964  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,291  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $4,894  
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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$29,509 - $63,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.11 - $19.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19 - $7.83  
Overtime
$12.01 - $25.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,291  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,033  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $4,894  
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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$29,509 - $63,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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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' salaries can rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Food and Beverage Director. Food and Beverage Directors get paid an average $61K per year. Food and Beverage Managers most often move into Catering Sales Manager or Food Service Manager roles. However, the former pays $3K less on average, and the latter pays $7K less.

Food and Beverage Manager Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Food and Beverage Manager

Although Marriott International, Inc. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $47K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $32K on the low end all the way up to $61K at the top.
Offering only $36K on average, Holiday Inn seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $25K on the lower end and $87K on the higher end.

Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Manager

Survey results suggest that Food and Beverage Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Budget Management, Training, and Hiring are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 5 percent. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled 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.
For Food and Beverage Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $40K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $44K. For Food and Beverage Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $46K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Food and Beverage Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $49K.

Pay Difference By Location

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$44,000
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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
$44,000

Skills That Affect Food and Beverage Manager Salaries

Training
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Customer Service
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Scheduling
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National Average
$44,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 23%