Food and Beverage Manufacturing Salary Survey

The Food and Beverage Manufacturing Salary Survey reports compensation data for 141 benchmark jobs related to the manufacturing of food and beverage products. The survey includes meat product manufacturing; dairy production; fruit and vegetable preserving; grain, flour, and oilseed milling; bakeries; beverage product manufacturing; and specialized food manufacturing and support services, including seafood preparation, coffee roasters, and snack food manufacturing.

The Food and Beverage Manufacturing Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 11 executive and 130 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Area Sales Manager
  • Baker
  • Baker Helper
  • Bakery Goods Sales Representative
  • Bakery Manager
  • Beer Sales Representative
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Worker General
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Manufacturing Worker
  • Marketing Representative
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Area Sales Manager
  • Baker
  • Baker Helper
  • Bakery Goods Sales Representative
  • Bakery Manager
  • Beer Sales Representative
  • Beverage Sales Representative
  • Brewing Manager
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Butcher
  • Buttermaker
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Calibration Technician
  • Cheese Casting Machine Operator
  • Cheesemaker
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemical Laboratory Technician
  • Chemist
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Manufacturing Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Coffee Sales Representative
  • Compression Molding Operator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Controller, Top Corporate
  • Cost Estimator
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • Dairy Processing Operator
  • Director Product Development
  • Distribution Manager
  • Drafter (Moderate)
  • Drafting Supervisor
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Technician
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Expediter
  • Extractor Operator
  • Facilities Planner
  • Food Chemist
  • Food Technologist
  • Food Tester
  • Forklift Operator
  • Grader Meat
  • Hand Packager
  • Hard Liquor Sales Representative
  • Human Resources Analyst
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • HVAC Mechanic
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Janitor
  • Janitorial Supervisor
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Laboratory Aide
  • Laboratory Clerk
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Machine Operator
  • Machinery Mechanic
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Worker General
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Manufacturing Worker
  • Marketing Representative
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Methods & Procedures Analyst
  • Microbiologist
  • Microbiology Technologist
  • Numerical Control Machine Operator
  • Numerical Control Machine Setup Operator
  • Occupational Nurse
  • Order Clerk
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Package Designer
  • Packaging Engineer
  • Packaging Manager
  • Packaging Supervisor
  • Packaging/Filling Operator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Pet Food Sales Representative
  • Plant Engineer
  • Plant Manager (Experience)
  • Plumber
  • Preventive Maintenance Coordinator
  • Procurement Clerk
  • Product or Brand Sales Manager
  • Production Foreman
  • Production Planner
  • Production Planning & Control Manager
  • Programmer Numerical Control
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Quality Control Test Technician
  • Receptionist
  • Refrigeration Engineer
  • Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Research & Development Manager (Non-Technical)
  • Safety Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Seafood Sales Representative
  • Shipping & Receiving Clerk
  • Shipping & Receiving Supervisor
  • Shipping Packer
  • Slaughter Laborer
  • Soft Drink Sales Representative
  • Strategic Planning Director
  • Strategic Planning Manager
  • Strategic Planning Supervisor
  • Systems Analyst
  • Time Clerk
  • Top Administrative Officer
  • Top Engineering Officer
  • Traffic Director
  • Transportation Manager
  • User Support Analyst
  • Vendor Quality Supervisor
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Weigher
  • Wine Sales Representative
  • Workers' Compensation Administrator
  • AFP
  • AMERICAN SUGAR REFINING/DOMINO FOODS
  • AMINCOR INC
  • ANNIE'S INC
  • ARCHER-DANIELS MIDLAND CO
  • ARMANINO FOODS OF DISTINCTION INC
  • B&G FOODS INC
  • BAB INC
  • BOREAL WATER COLLECTION INC
  • BOSTON BEER CO INC
  • LANCASTER COLONY CORP
  • LANDEC CORP
  • LEUCADIA NATIONAL CORP
  • LIFEWAY FOODS INC
  • LUNDBERG FAMILY FARMS
  • MAPLE LEAF FARMS
  • MCCORMICK & COMPANY INC
  • MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION CO
  • MEDIFAST INC
  • MEIJER
  • AFP
  • AMERICAN SUGAR REFINING/DOMINO FOODS
  • AMINCOR INC
  • ANNIE'S INC
  • ARCHER-DANIELS MIDLAND CO
  • ARMANINO FOODS OF DISTINCTION INC
  • B&G FOODS INC
  • BAB INC
  • BOREAL WATER COLLECTION INC
  • BOSTON BEER CO INC
  • BOULDER BRANDS INC
  • BREWSTER DAIRY, INC.
  • BRIDGFORD FOODS CORP
  • BROWN-FORMAN CORP
  • BUNGE LTD
  • CAMPBELL SOUP CO
  • CASTLE BRANDS INC
  • CENTRAL GARDEN & PET CO
  • CIRTRAN CORP
  • COCA-COLA CO
  • COFFEE HOLDING CO INC
  • COMMUNITY COFFEE COMPANY, LLC
  • CONAGRA FOODS INC
  • CONSTELLATION BRANDS INC
  • CRAFT BREW ALLIANCE INC
  • CRIMSON WINE GROUP LTD
  • CRUMBS BAKE SHOP INC
  • CRYSTAL ROCK HOLDINGS INC
  • DANNON COMPANY
  • DARLING INGREDIENTS INC
  • DEAN FOODS CO
  • DIAMOND FOODS INC
  • DIXIE FOODS INTERNATIONAL INC
  • DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP INC
  • DRINKS AMERICA HOLDINGS LTD
  • EDESIA
  • ELDORADO ARTESIAN SPRINGS INC
  • EPD, INC.
  • FARMER BROS CO
  • FLOWERS FOODS INC
  • FORAN SPICE
  • FOREVERGREEN WORLDWIDE CORP
  • FRESHPET INC
  • G & J PEPSI
  • GENERAL MILLS INC
  • GOLDEN ENTERPRISES INC
  • H.E. BUTT GROCERY COMPANY
  • HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP INC
  • HEINZ H J CO
  • HILLSHIRE BRANDS CO
  • HORMEL FOODS CORP
  • HOT MAMA''S FOODS INC
  • ILITCH HOLDINGS, INC.
  • INGREDION INC
  • INVENTURE FOODS INC
  • J&J SNACK FOODS CORP
  • JAMMIN JAVA CORP
  • JM SMUCKER CO
  • JOHN B SANFILIPPO & SON INC
  • JONES SODA CO
  • KELLOGG CO
  • KEURIG GREEN MOUNTAIN INC
  • KRAFT FOODS GROUP INC
  • KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS INC
  • LA TORTILLA FACTORY
  • LANCASTER COLONY CORP
  • LANDEC CORP
  • LEUCADIA NATIONAL CORP
  • LIFEWAY FOODS INC
  • LUNDBERG FAMILY FARMS
  • MAPLE LEAF FARMS
  • MCCORMICK & COMPANY INC
  • MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION CO
  • MEDIFAST INC
  • MEIJER
  • MENDOCINO BREWING CO INC
  • MGP INGREDIENTS INC
  • MOLSON COORS BREWING CO
  • MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC
  • MONSTER BEVERAGE CORP
  • NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP
  • NUTRACEUTICAL INTERNATIONAL CORP
  • OMEGA PROTEIN CORP
  • OPTIMUM NUTRITION
  • OPTIMUM NUTRITION INC.
  • ORGANIC VALLEY
  • OURPET'S CO
  • PACTIV
  • PALERMO VILLA INC.%
  • PANACHE BEVERAGE INC
  • PARADISE INC
  • PENFORD CORP
  • PEPSICO INC
  • PILGRIMS PRIDE CORP
  • PINNACLE FOODS INC
  • POST HOLDINGS INC
  • PROCTER & GAMBLE CO
  • PULMUONE
  • PULSE BEVERAGE CORP
  • REEDS INC
  • REMY COINTREAU USA
  • RICEBRAN TECHNOLOGIES
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY INC
  • SANDERSON FARMS INC
  • SCHREIBER FOODS INC.
  • SEABOARD CORP
  • SENECA FOODS CORP
  • SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES CORP
  • SIMMONS FOODS
  • SMITHFIELD FOODS, INC.
  • SNYDERS-LANCE INC
  • SWANSON HEALTH PRODUCTS INC
  • SYNUTRA INTERNATIONAL INC
  • SYSCO CORP
  • TALKING RAIN BEVERAGE CO.
  • TATES BAKESHOP
  • THE HERSHEY CO
  • THE MASCHHOFFS
  • THE WHITEWAVE FOODS COMPANY
  • TOFUTTI BRANDS INC
  • TOOTSIE ROLL INDUSTRIES INC
  • TREEHOUSE FOODS INC
  • TRUE DRINKS HOLDINGS INC
  • TRUETT-HURST INC
  • TURKEY HILL DAIRY
  • TYSON FOODS INC
  • UNITED STATES DISTILLED PRODUCTS
  • WHITE CASTLE SYSTEM INC
  • WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS
  • YOUNGEVITY INTERNATIONAL INC
  • Z-TRIM HOLDINGS INC

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