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Food Service Manager Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for food service managers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of food service managers among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Food Service Managers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,030
25th Percentile Wage
$34,900
50th Percentile Wage
$47,140
75th Percentile Wage
$63,290
90th Percentile Wage
$87,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food service managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of food service managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,140
0.62% -2.08%
2016
$46,850
2.28% -
2015
$45,780
-3.95% -
2014
$47,590
0.02% -
2013
$47,580
-1.13% -
2012
$48,120
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Food Service Managers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of food service managers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of food service managers in state of California ranges from $36,700 to $67,310. The highest paying area for food service managers in California is Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $67,310. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $61,060). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $36,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$67,310
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$61,060
Napa
$59,420
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$55,960
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$54,440
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$54,290
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$53,900
Salinas
$53,400
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$52,810
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$50,380
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$50,250
Madera-Chowchilla
$49,720
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$49,700
Chico
$48,570
Stockton
$48,550
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$48,200
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$47,550
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$46,860
Bakersfield-Delano
$46,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$46,050
Merced
$44,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$43,560
Hanford-Corcoran
$42,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$42,760
Fresno
$41,630
El Centro
$41,400
Yuba City
$41,250
Redding
$40,420
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$40,120
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$39,830
Vallejo-Fairfield
$39,680
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$39,240
Modesto
$39,040
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$37,600
Visalia-Porterville
$36,700




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