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Food and Beverage Manufacturing Salary Survey

The Food and Beverage Manufacturing Salary Survey reports compensation data for 220 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 20 executive and 200 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
  • 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
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Area Sales Manager
  • Baker
  • Baker Helper
  • Bakery Goods Sales Representative
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Representative
  • Materials Expediter
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Merchandising Manager
  • Merchandising Supervisor
  • Methods & Procedures Analyst
  • Microbiologist
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Area Sales Manager
  • Baker
  • Baker Helper
  • Bakery Goods Sales Representative
  • Bakery Manager
  • Beer Sales Representative
  • Benefits Specialist
  • Beverage Sales Representative
  • Brewing Manager
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Business Development Director
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Development Representative
  • Business Development Supervisor
  • Butcher
  • Buttermaker
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Calibrator
  • Cheese Casting Machine Operator
  • Cheesemaker
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemical Laboratory Technician
  • Chemist
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Chief Manufacturing Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Materials Management Executive
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Coffee Sales Representative
  • Compression Molding Operator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Control Systems Engineer
  • Controller, Top Corporate
  • Cost Estimator
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • Dairy Processing Operator
  • Distribution Manager
  • Drafter (Moderate)
  • Drafting Supervisor
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Technician
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Executive Assistant
  • Executive Vice President
  • Expediter
  • Extractor Operator
  • Facilities Planner
  • Farm Worker/Crop Field
  • Farmworker Livestock
  • Field Sales Representative
  • Field Service Technician
  • Financial Analyst
  • Food Broker
  • Food Chemist
  • Food Technologist
  • Food Tester
  • Forklift Operator
  • General Maintenance Supervisor
  • General Maintenance Worker
  • General Manager Farm
  • Grader Meat
  • Hand Packager
  • Hard Liquor Sales Representative
  • Help Desk Representative
  • HRIS Top Executive
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • HVAC Mechanic
  • Implementation Manager
  • Implementation Specialist
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Integrated Disability Manager
  • Internal Audit Director
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Irrigation Worker
  • Janitor
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Laboratory Aide
  • Laboratory Analyst
  • Laboratory Assistant Culture Media
  • Laboratory Assistant Liaison Inspection
  • Laboratory Clerk
  • Laboratory Tester
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Line Cook
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Machine Operator
  • Machine Setup Operator
  • Machinery Mechanic
  • Machinist General
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Manufacturing Worker
  • Marketing Director (Experience)
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Representative
  • Materials Expediter
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Merchandising Manager
  • Merchandising Supervisor
  • Methods & Procedures Analyst
  • Microbiologist
  • Microbiology Technologist
  • National Sales Manager (Experience)
  • Numerical Control Machine Operator
  • Numerical Control Machine Setup Operator
  • Numerical Control Programmer
  • Occupational Nurse
  • Office Manager
  • Operations Director
  • Operations Technician
  • Order Clerk
  • Overhead Crane Operator
  • Package Designer
  • Packaging Engineer
  • Packaging Manager
  • Packaging Supervisor
  • Packaging/Filling Operator
  • Packer Light
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Personnel Administrative Assistant
  • Personnel Supervisor
  • Pet Food Sales Representative
  • Plant Engineer
  • Plant Manager (Experience)
  • Plumber
  • Preventive Maintenance Coordinator
  • Procurement Clerk
  • Product or Brand Sales Manager
  • Production Clerk
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Foreman
  • Production Helper
  • Production Laborer
  • Production Planner
  • Production Planning & Control Manager
  • Production Superintendent
  • Production Supervisor
  • Production Team Leader
  • Project Manager (Experience)
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Quality Control Supervisor/Administrator
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Quality Control Test Technician
  • Receptionist
  • Refrigeration Engineer
  • Refrigeration Mechanic
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Regulatory Administrator
  • Research & Development Director
  • Research & Development Manager (Non-Technical)
  • Retail Sales Clerk
  • Route Driver Sales Representative
  • Safety Manager
  • Sales & Marketing Manager
  • Sales Analyst
  • Sales Director
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Sales Representative (Key Accounts)
  • Sales Supervisor
  • Sales Support Specialist
  • Sales Training Manager
  • Seafood Sales Representative
  • Senior Human Resources Generalist
  • Shipping & Receiving Clerk
  • Shipping & Receiving Supervisor
  • Shipping Checker
  • Shipping Packer
  • Slaughter Laborer
  • Soft Drink Sales Representative
  • Superintendent Maintenance
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Territory Manager
  • Time Clerk
  • Top Administrative Officer
  • Top Engineering Officer
  • Top Sales Officer
  • Tractor Operator
  • Traffic Director
  • Transportation Manager
  • Transportation Supervisor
  • Truck Driver Medium
  • Truck Driver Tractor Trailer
  • User Support Analyst
  • Vendor Quality Supervisor
  • Warehouse Laborer
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Materials Handler
  • Warehouse Selector
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Weigher
  • Wine Sales Representative
  • Workers' Compensation Administrator
  • ALKALINE WATER CO INC
  • ARCHER-DANIELS MIDLAND CO
  • ATLAS TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL INC
  • AUSTIN EASTCIDERS
  • B&G FOODS INC
  • BAB INC
  • BLUE BUFFALO PET PRODUCTS INC
  • BOSTON BEER CO INC
  • BRIDGFORD FOODS CORP
  • BROWN-FORMAN CORP
  • LANCASTER COLONY CORP
  • LANDEC CORP
  • LIFE ON EARTH INC
  • LIFEWAY FOODS INC
  • MAPLE LEAF FARMS
  • MCCORMICK & CO INC
  • MEDIFAST INC
  • MGP INGREDIENTS INC
  • MOLSON COORS BREWING CO
  • MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC
  • ALKALINE WATER CO INC
  • ARCHER-DANIELS MIDLAND CO
  • ATLAS TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL INC
  • AUSTIN EASTCIDERS
  • B&G FOODS INC
  • BAB INC
  • BLUE BUFFALO PET PRODUCTS INC
  • BOSTON BEER CO INC
  • BRIDGFORD FOODS CORP
  • BROWN-FORMAN CORP
  • BUNGE LTD
  • CAMPBELL SOUP CO
  • CASTLE BRANDS INC
  • CENTRAL GARDEN & PET CO
  • COCA-COLA CO
  • COCA-COLA CONSOLIDATED INC
  • CONAGRA BRANDS INC
  • CONSTELLATION BRANDS INC
  • CRAFT BREW ALLIANCE INC
  • CRIMSON WINE GROUP LTD
  • DARLING INGREDIENTS INC
  • DEAN FOODS CO
  • EASTSIDE DISTILLING INC
  • FARMER BROS CO
  • FLOWERS FOODS INC
  • FOREVERGREEN WORLDWIDE CORP
  • FRESHPET INC
  • G & J PEPSI
  • GENERAL MILLS INC
  • HORMEL FOODS CORP
  • HOSTESS BRANDS INC
  • INGREDION INC
  • I-ON COMMUNICATIONS CORP
  • IQSTEL INC
  • J&J SNACK FOODS CORP
  • JEFFERIES FINANCIAL GROUP INC
  • JM SMUCKER CO
  • JOHN B SANFILIPPO & SON INC
  • JONES SODA CO
  • JUANITA'S FOODS
  • KAR'S NUTS
  • KELLOGG CO
  • KEURIG DR PEPPER INC
  • LANCASTER COLONY CORP
  • LANDEC CORP
  • LIFE ON EARTH INC
  • LIFEWAY FOODS INC
  • MAPLE LEAF FARMS
  • MCCORMICK & CO INC
  • MEDIFAST INC
  • MGP INGREDIENTS INC
  • MOLSON COORS BREWING CO
  • MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC
  • MONSTER BEVERAGE CORP
  • NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP
  • NEW AGE BEVERAGES CORP
  • OURPET'S CO
  • PACIFIC NUTRITIONAL FOODS
  • PARADISE INC
  • PEPSICO INC
  • PHIBRO ANIMAL HEALTH CORP
  • PILGRIMS PRIDE CORP
  • PINNACLE FOODS INC
  • PIZZA WHOLESALE OF LEXINGTON
  • PRIMO WATER CORP
  • REED'S INC
  • RICEBRAN TECHNOLOGIES
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY INC
  • SANDERSON FARMS INC
  • SCHEID VINEYARDS INC
  • SENECA FOODS CORP
  • SIERRA NEVADA BREWING COMPANY
  • SNYDER'S-LANCE INC
  • SYSCO CORP
  • TELIGENT INC
  • THE HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP INC
  • THE HERSHEY CO
  • THE KRAFT HEINZ CO
  • THE WATKINS COMPANY
  • TOFUTTI BRANDS INC
  • TOOTSIE ROLL INDUSTRIES INC
  • TREEHOUSE FOODS INC
  • TRUETT-HURST INC
  • TYSON FOODS INC
  • WILLAMETTE VALLEY VINEYARDS INC
  • WOOLF ENTERPRISES
  • YOUNGEVITY INTERNATIONAL INC

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