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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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,330
25th Percentile Wage
$34,890
50th Percentile Wage
$46,850
75th Percentile Wage
$63,310
90th Percentile Wage
$84,340

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 $84,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,330.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.14
25th Percentile Wage
$16.77
50th Percentile Wage
$22.52
75th Percentile Wage
$30.44
90th Percentile Wage
$40.54

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for food service managers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.54. The median hourly salary is $22.52. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.14.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of food service managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201646,8502.28%-2.71%
201545,780-3.95%-
201447,5900.02%-
201347,580-1.13%-
201248,120--

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 $35,070 to $58,160. The highest paying area for food service managers in California is Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura with a median annual salary of $58,160. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (mean annual salary $57,390). The lowest paying area is Modesto with a median annual salary of $35,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$58,160
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$57,390
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$52,780
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$51,710
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$50,550
Madera-Chowchilla
$50,070
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$49,450
Chico
$47,830
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$47,550
Napa
$47,440
El Centro
$46,960
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$46,860
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$46,370
Bakersfield-Delano
$46,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$46,050
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$45,600
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$45,430
Yuba City
$45,200
Hanford-Corcoran
$45,070
Stockton
$44,940
Merced
$44,200
Salinas
$44,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$43,540
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$43,260
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$43,060
Fresno
$41,570
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$41,200
Vallejo-Fairfield
$40,380
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$40,370
Redding
$39,360
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$37,970
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$37,930
Visalia-Porterville
$36,510
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$36,250
Modesto
$35,070



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