How much does a Food & Beverage Manager make in the United States? The average Food & Beverage Manager salary in the United States is $82,566 as of February 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $67,391 and $94,738. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Food & Beverage Manager Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Food & Beverage Manager Salary $53,574 US February 26, 2024
25th Percentile Food & Beverage Manager Salary $67,391 US February 26, 2024
50th Percentile Food & Beverage Manager Salary $82,566 US February 26, 2024
75th Percentile Food & Beverage Manager Salary $94,738 US February 26, 2024
90th Percentile Food & Beverage Manager Salary $105,819 US February 26, 2024
25% $67,391 10% $53,574 90% $105,819 75% $94,738 $82,566 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Food & Beverage Manager need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.


Catering: Catering is the business of providing food service at a remote site or a site such as a hotel, hospital, pub, aircraft, cruise ship, park, festival, filming location or film studio.


food handling: Food Handling means one or more operations of food production, manufacture, offering or displaying for sale, storage, preserving, wrapping, transportation, delivery, importation, exportation, or the licensing or approval for any of such activities.

Leadership 5.28%
Catering 1.28%
food handling 0.88%
Others 92.56%

Job Description for Food & Beverage Manager

Food & Beverage Manager manages the daily activities of the organization's food and beverage function. Oversees food and beverage inventory and budget control. Being a Food & Beverage Manager assists the Food and Beverage Director in menu planning, preparation and presentation of food and drinks, and monitoring adherence to quality and safety standards. Assists in the planning and coordination of special events. Additionally, Food & Beverage Manager may require an associate degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department. The Food & Beverage Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Food & Beverage Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Career Path for Food & Beverage Manager

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Food & Beverage Manager, the first career path typically progresses to Food & Beverage Director.

Additionally, the second career path typically progresses to Regional Restaurant Manager.

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Food & Beverage Manager salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Food & Beverage Manager, the highest Food & Beverage Manager salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Food & Beverage Manager salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Food & Beverage Manager salary is in Miami, FL, where the Food & Beverage Manager salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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