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Food and Beverage Manager Salary (United States)

Salaries for Food and Beverage Managers in the United States average out at around $44K annually, but San Francisco employers pay the most, offering approximately $60K on average. New York, Washington, Houston, and Miami are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Food and Beverage Managers earning around 29 percent, 26 percent, 23 percent, and 21 percent more than average. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Food and Beverage Manager Salary (?
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$30,765 - $61,814
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MEDIAN: $43,968
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Food and Beverage Manager Salary (?
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$8.83 - $19.24
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,765 - $61,814  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,138  
Profit Sharing
$9.25 - $12,500  
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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$29,335 - $63,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.83 - $19.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19 - $8.45  
Overtime
$11.83 - $26.04  
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.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,138  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,033  
Profit Sharing
$9.25 - $12,500  
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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$29,335 - $63,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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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 usually get paid $61K per year. Food and Beverage Managers most often move into positions as Food Service Managers or Catering Sales Managers. Food Service Managers actually earn $7K less on average, however, and Catering Sales Managers earn $3K less per year than Food and Beverage Managers do.

Food and Beverage Manager Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Food and Beverage Manager

Marriott International, Inc. does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $47K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $32K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $61K.
Offering a median salary of only $36K, Holiday Inn gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $25K to $87K isn't that wide, either. Also approaching the lower end is Hilton Worldwide.

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, Training, and Hiring are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $40K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $44K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $50K. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work — of those who took the survey, nearly one-half land within it. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up one-third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining approximately one-seventh.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$43,000
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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
$43,000

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
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
43%
female alumni
 
Male
57%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 23%