Food and Beverage Manager Salary

For Food and Beverage Managers, yearly average wages total $44K annually. Compensation ranges from $30K on the lower end to $63K per year on the higher end. Total cash earnings of Food and Beverage Managers range from $30K on the low end to $63K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $6K and $5K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though the specific employer and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Men working as Food and Beverage Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,949 - $61,518

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$9.14 - $19.85

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,949 - $61,518  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,159  
Profit Sharing
$0.30 - $4,848  
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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$29,887 - $62,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,099
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $19.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28 - $10.30  
Overtime
$12.05 - $26.26  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,159  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$0.30 - $4,848  
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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$29,887 - $62,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Food and Beverage Director, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $61K per year. Food and Beverage Managers most often move into Food Service Manager or Catering Sales Manager roles. However, the former pays $7K less on average, and the latter pays $3K less.

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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 $49K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $35K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $64K.

Holiday Inn reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $35K) but some workers make up to $52K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Manager


Food and Beverage Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Budget Management, Hiring, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Inventory Management. 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.


Food and Beverage Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. 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 $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Food and Beverage Managers, 40 percent above the national average. Food and Beverage Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+36 percent), New York (+29 percent), Houston (+24 percent), and Miami (+23 percent). Orlando is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 4 percent less in Los Angeles and 2 percent less in San Diego, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Budget Management
up arrow 3%

Hiring
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Training
0%

National Average
$44,000

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Order Inventory
up arrow 2%

Inventory Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 179 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 23%
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