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Food and Beverage Manager Salary

Food and Beverage Managers in the United States earn an average of $44K annually; salaries are particularly strong in San Francisco, where workers earn around $60K. Food and Beverage Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+30 percent), Washington (+29 percent), Houston (+29 percent), and Miami (+24 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,831 - $61,817
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,172
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$9.11 - $19.53
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,831 - $61,817  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $4,894  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
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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$29,438 - $62,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.11 - $19.53  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28 - $9.97  
Overtime
$12.05 - $26.19  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
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).
)
$29,438 - $62,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151

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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 advance into Food Service Manager and Catering Sales Manager positions even though the median salaries are $7K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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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 $46K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $32K on the low end all the way up to $63K at the top.

Holiday Inn seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $35K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $25K and $87K.

Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Manager


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Budget Management, Hiring, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Management. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know 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 many Food and Beverage Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $40K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $44K. Food and Beverage Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $46K. 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.

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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
$43,000


Skills That Affect Food and Beverage Manager Salaries



Hiring
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Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Training
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Scheduling
0%

National Average
$43,000

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 203 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 22%
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