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Highest Paying Industries for Food Service Managers

The top 100 highest paying industries for food service managers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $78,830, specialty hospitals - privately owned is the highest paying industry for food service managers. It is followed by specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry (average annual salary $78,720). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of food service managers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Food Service Managers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$78,830
80
2 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$78,720
90
3 Scheduled Air Transportation
$76,150
70
4 Air Transportation
$76,150
70
5 Insurance Carriers
$73,800
30
6 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities
$73,800
30
7 Offices of Physicians
$73,380
40
8 Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
$72,670
40
9 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$72,620
60
10 Hospitals - Privately owned
$72,050
1,440
11 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$71,820
1,320
12 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$71,450
1,700
13 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$71,420
1,540
14 Hospitals - State government owned
$69,380
90
15 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$67,650
160
16 Hospitals - Local government owned
$67,470
160
17 Other General Merchandise Stores
$65,930
40
18 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$65,840
40
19 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$65,770
570
20 Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)
$65,400
80
21 General Merchandise Stores
$64,540
80
22 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$63,620
70
23 Outpatient Care Centers
$63,610
30
24 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$63,470
90
25 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$61,920
470
26 Department Stores
$61,750
30
27 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$61,540
1,410
28 Educational Services - Privately owned
$61,390
1,160
29 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$61,160
430
30 Employment Services
$61,160
190
31 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$61,120
420
32 Transportation and Warehousing
$60,750
180
33 Casino Hotels
$60,710
1,290
34 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$60,470
60
35 Facilities Support Services
$60,260
70
36 Civic and Social Organizations
$60,180
310
37 Other Support Services
$60,050
30
38 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$60,040
30
39 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$59,230
840
40 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$58,860
220
41 Educational Services - State government owned
$58,810
900
42 Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
$58,190
100
43 Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$58,170
580
44 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$57,980
7,840
45 Amusement Parks and Arcades
$57,900
360
46 Manufacturing
$57,340
220
47 Wholesale Trade
$57,330
40
48 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$56,860
90
49 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$56,690
560
50 Food Manufacturing
$56,660
160
51 Traveler Accommodation
$56,530
8,950
52 Accommodation
$56,440
9,000
53 Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$56,100
2,190
54 Health Care and Social Assistance
$56,070
7,810
55 Real Estate
$55,860
150
56 State government, including schools and hospitals
$55,760
1,780
57 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$55,550
4,570
58 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$55,380
200
59 Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$55,210
3,490
60 Gambling Industries
$55,210
730
61 Special Food Services
$55,010
12,380
62 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$55,010
5,100
63 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$54,920
130
64 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$54,860
140
65 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$54,000
1,260
66 Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,000
1,260
67 Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$53,770
40
68 Other Residential Care Facilities
$53,500
80
69 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$53,230
5,290
70 Administrative and Support Services
$52,840
2,290
71 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$52,840
2,290
72 Other Food Manufacturing
$52,740
30
73 Educational Services
$52,560
6,990
74 Spectator Sports
$52,210
160
75 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$52,010
7,970
76 Junior colleges - State government owned
$51,880
40
77 Office Administrative Services
$51,840
1,990
78 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$51,100
2,820
79 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$50,840
6,180
80 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$50,680
410
81 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$50,350
120
82 Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
$50,190
2,020
83 Individual and Family Services
$50,050
320
84 Full-Service Restaurants
$49,830
76,430
85 Nonstore Retailers
$49,710
100
86 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$49,690
120
87 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$49,260
5,420
88 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$49,160
210
89 Vending Machine Operators
$48,980
100
90 Social Assistance
$48,950
730
91 Educational Services - Local government owned
$48,740
4,920
92 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$48,570
4,830
93 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$47,730
90
94 Accommodation and Food Services
$47,720
162,700
95 Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$47,710
80
96 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$47,620
140
97 Performing Arts Companies
$47,420
90
98 Food Services and Drinking Places
$47,360
153,690
99 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$46,880
100
100 Lessors of Real Estate
$46,830
80
See also: Highest paying cities for food service managers.