Food and Beverage Managers in the United States can expect wages of $46K annually on average. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $4K, overall incomes of Food and Beverage Managers spread between $30K and $64K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Food and Beverage Managers. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Men working as Food and Beverage Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,036 - $62,756
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$46K
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MEDIAN: $45,616
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$9.81 - $20.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,036 - $62,756  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,665  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,055  
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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$30,185 - $63,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 619
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $20.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.40 - $10.21  
Overtime
$13.79 - $30.53  
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 - $9,665  
   
Commission
$3,931  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,055  
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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$30,185 - $63,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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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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 $62K per year. A Food and Beverage Manager often moves on 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


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Food and Beverage Managers include Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide, Courtyard by Marriott, Marriott International, Inc., and Holiday Inn. Those at Hilton Worldwide can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $49K.

Offering a median salary of only $38K, Hilton Garden Inn pays the least. Not only that, but the earnings range of $23K to $48K is pretty narrow, too.

Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Manager


Food and Beverage Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Operations Management, Hiring, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Inventory Management and Order Inventory as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. 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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $42K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $44K. For Food and Beverage Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $48K. Food and Beverage Managers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $46K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,800

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

Home to some of the best pay for Food and Beverage Managers, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 33 percent above the national average. Food and Beverage Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+23 percent), Naples (+22 percent), and Houston (+21 percent). San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (14 percent less) and Las Vegas (10 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.
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Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Food and Beverage Manager Salaries



National Average
$45,000



Skills That Affect Food and Beverage Manager Salaries



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Inventory Management
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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
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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