Food and Beverage Managers in the United States take home approximately $46K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Food and Beverage Managers approaches anywhere from $30K on the lower end to $64K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and years of experience are driving factors as well. Men make up a slight majority of Food and Beverage Managers (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Food and Beverage Managers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,940 - $63,058
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$63K
MEDIAN: $45,643
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$9.75 - $20.20
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$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,940 - $63,058  
   
Bonus
$59.50 - $9,772  
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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$30,367 - $63,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 612
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $20.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.39 - $10.30  
Overtime
$13.05 - $30.46  
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
$59.50 - $9,772  
   
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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$30,367 - $63,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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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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


Hilton Worldwide offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $49K.

The consistently lowest paying firm is Hilton Garden Inn, where the median salary is just $38K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $23K to $48K.

Popular Skills for Food and Beverage Manager


Food and Beverage Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Operations Management, Hiring, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Inventory Management and Order Inventory as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people experienced in 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's salary is approximately $42K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $44K on average. Food and Beverage Managers see a median salary of $47K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,835

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

For Food and Beverage Managers, Washington provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Food and Beverage Managers will also find cushy salaries in Naples (+22 percent), New York (+22 percent), Houston (+21 percent), and Los Angeles (+21 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 14 percent below the national average. Employers in Las Vegas and Jacksonville also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 8 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!

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Experience Affects Food and Beverage Manager Salaries



National Average
$45,000



Skills That Affect Food and Beverage Manager Salaries

Budget Management
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Operations Management
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Hiring
0%

National Average
$45,000

Customer Service
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Scheduling
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Training
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Order Inventory
up arrow 7%

Inventory Management
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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