Food and Beverage Manager Salary

Food and Beverage Managers in the United States take home an average $44K annually. Pay ranges from $30K on the low end to $63K per year on the high 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. While the specific employer and experience level impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Men make up a slight majority of Food and Beverage Managers (55 percent) who responded to the survey. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Read More
$30,927 - $61,673
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,385
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.14 - $19.78
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,927 - $61,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,456  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $4,894  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,174  
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).
)
$29,715 - $62,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,102
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.
)
$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $19.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28 - $9.97  
Overtime
$12.06 - $26.23  
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 - $6,456  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,174  
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).
)
$29,715 - $62,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Food and Beverage Managers often transition into Food and Beverage Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Food and Beverage Directors earn $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.

Food and Beverage Manager Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Food and Beverage Manager


Food and Beverage Managers flock to Marriott International, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $49K lead the pack in compensation; however, Marriott International, Inc. also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $35K at one end to $64K at the other end.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $25K to just $42K — but Holiday Inn offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $35K.

Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Manager


Survey results show that Food and Beverage Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Budget Management, Hiring, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Inventory Management. 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $40K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $44K. Food and Beverage Managers bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Food and Beverage Manager with more than 20 years of experience can earn $49K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Food and Beverage Managers in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 41 percent above the national average. Food and Beverage Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+37 percent), New York (+29 percent), Houston (+26 percent), and Miami (+24 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Orlando is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Los Angeles and San Diego also lean toward paying below-median salaries (5 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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!

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Food and Beverage Manager Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Food and Beverage Manager Salaries


Budget Management
up arrow 4%

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 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 180 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: 50% employee benefits None: 23%
ADVERTISEMENT