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Food and Beverage Manager Salary

An average Food and Beverage Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $44K per year. Pay ranges from $29K on the low end to $63K per year on the high end. Total cash compensation to Food and Beverage Managers bottoms out near $29K and approaches $63K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by the company and experience level. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, just over one in five claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Food and Beverage Managers is high. Men working as Food and Beverage Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,839 - $62,041
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,161
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$9.15 - $19.57
(Median)
$9
$14
$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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,839 - $62,041  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,106  
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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$29,427 - $63,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,108
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
$9.15 - $19.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.19 - $7.83  
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 - $7,106  
   
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).
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$29,427 - $63,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Food and Beverage Manager


Marriott International, Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $47K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $32K to a high of $61K.

Holiday Inn offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $35K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $25K to $87K.

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 Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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. Food and Beverage Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $46K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Food and Beverage Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Food and Beverage Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+31 percent), Washington (+29 percent), Houston (+27 percent), and Miami (+25 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Orlando. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Los Angeles (4 percent less) and Las Vegas (3 percent less).

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


Budget Management
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Training
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Hiring
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Customer Service
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Scheduling
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National Average
$43,000

Order Inventory
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 208 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: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 23%