Food and Beverage Manager Salary

Average Food and Beverage Managers in the United States make around $44K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $30K and $63K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Food and Beverage Managers can bottom out near $30K or peak near $63K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Men working as Food and Beverage Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. While between a fifth and a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Food and Beverage Managers is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$30,963 - $61,657
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,405
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$9.16 - $19.65
(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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,963 - $61,657  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,182  
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).
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$29,651 - $62,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,100
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
$9.16 - $19.65  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.28 - $9.97  
Overtime
$12.08 - $26.37  
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 - $6,182  
   
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).
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$29,651 - $62,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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. Many Food and Beverage Managers choose to become Food Service Managers and Catering Sales Managers as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $7K less and $3K less, respectively.

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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.

Food and Beverage Managers will find the worst pay at Holiday Inn, where the median salary crawls in at $35K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $42K, leaving little room for growth.

Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Manager


Survey results suggest that Food and Beverage Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Budget Management, Hiring, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Inventory Management. The majority of those who know Customer Service also 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.


For Food and Beverage Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $40K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. As Food and Beverage Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Food and Beverage Managers, 43 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 (+30 percent), Houston (+26 percent), and Miami (+24 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Orlando is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Las Vegas and Los Angeles (4 percent lower).

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


Budget Management
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Hiring
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Customer Service
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Training
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National Average
$44,000

Scheduling
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Order Inventory
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Inventory Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 187 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
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 23%
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