Food and Beverage Manager Salary

Food and Beverage Managers in the United States pull down an average of $46K annually. Total cash compensation to Food and Beverage Managers bottoms out near $30K and approaches $64K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $9K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. While the specific employer and years of experience impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Food and Beverage Managers. Men working as Food and Beverage Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$32,538 - $63,368
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$46K
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MEDIAN: $45,903
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$9.81 - $20.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,538 - $63,368  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,795  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,034  
Commission
$3,931  
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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$30,031 - $63,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 584
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $20.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.41 - $10.14  
Overtime
$14.25 - $30.32  
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 - $8,795  
   
Commission
$3,931  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,034  
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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$30,031 - $63,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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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

  • 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.
  • Order and receive deliveries and track food and equipment inventories.
  • Assign and schedule workers to handle food preparation, cooking, and presentation.

Common Career Paths for Food and Beverage Manager


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Many Food and Beverage Managers move into a Food and Beverage Director role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $62K per year. It is not unusual for a Food and Beverage Manager to become a Food Service Manager or a General Manager of Food Service.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Food and Beverage Manager


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Food and Beverage Managers include Hilton Garden Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, Inc., and Holiday Inn. Food and Beverage Managers flock to Hilton Worldwide for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $49K lead the pack in compensation.

Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $48K, Hilton Garden Inn still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $38K, the lowest in the field.

Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Manager


Food and Beverage Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Menu Planning, Budget Management, Event Planning, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Inventory Management, Order Inventory, and Scheduling. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Training and Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Food and Beverage Manager

Pay by Experience for a Food and Beverage Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Food and Beverage Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 263 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Food and Beverage Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 235 salaries. An experienced Food and Beverage Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 240 salaries. A Food and Beverage Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 111 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,900

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Food and Beverage Managers, Washington provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than the national average. Food and Beverage Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+30 percent), New York (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+23 percent), and Naples (+22 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 15 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (10 percent less) and Las Vegas (9 percent less).

Food and Beverage Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Food and Beverage Manager

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Food and Beverage Manager Salaries

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$45,000

▼1%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Food and Beverage Manager Salaries

Menu Planning
▲11%



Event Planning
▲2%

Hiring
▼0%

National Average
$45,000


▼2%

▼3%


Inventory Management
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 28%