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Highest Paying States for Food Service Managers

The highest paying states 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 of food service managers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $76,630, New Jersey is the highest paying state for food service managers. It is followed by Delaware (average annual salary $69,910). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of food service managers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Food Service Managers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New Jersey
$76,630
$51,420 3,110
2 Delaware
$69,910
$52,680 510
3 District of Columbia
$69,030
$52,670 1,190
4 New York
$68,350
$42,780 7,800
5 Rhode Island
$68,150
$38,440 400
6 Washington
$64,300
$37,970 2,300
7 Nevada
$63,740
$41,030 2,850
8 Massachusetts
$63,560
$37,660 6,540
9 Connecticut
$62,920
$37,490 1,660
10 Kansas
$62,510
$36,130 1,010
11 Maryland
$61,110
$35,570 2,510
12 Alaska
$59,840
$36,770 350
13 Virginia
$59,600
$35,200 3,510
14 Texas
$59,180
$35,710 9,960
15 Alabama
$58,320
$38,990 2,180
16 Colorado
$58,290
$34,920 1,750
17 Pennsylvania
$57,870
$36,400 5,770
18 New Hampshire
$57,180
$42,060 1,110
19 Maine
$57,170
$39,120 1,080
20 Florida
$57,160
$30,640 12,300
21 North Carolina
$57,150
$37,070 5,200
22 Hawaii
$56,110
$36,230 1,530
23 Minnesota
$55,270
$36,760 3,540
24 Michigan
$53,820
$30,240 4,690
25 Arizona
$53,400
$29,080 5,050
26 Louisiana
$53,040
$36,080 1,410
27 South Dakota
$51,540
$41,710 880
28 Montana
$50,700
$36,310 350
29 North Dakota
$50,480
$32,660 750
30 Indiana
$50,360
$33,640 3,370
31 Nebraska
$49,500
$28,620 990
32 New Mexico
$49,270
$33,410 1,090
33 Mississippi
$48,870
$27,540 1,690
34 Illinois
$48,460
$26,410 9,230
35 Ohio
$48,420
$30,840 7,520
36 Wyoming
$48,140
$31,050 410
37 Vermont
$47,570
$28,790 520
38 Kentucky
$47,230
$31,570 3,380
39 California
$47,140
$28,030 35,740
40 Oregon
$46,160
$30,390 3,900
41 Wisconsin
$46,100
$31,340 5,160
42 West Virginia
$46,020
$30,510 1,260
43 Arkansas
$45,870
$30,810 1,350
44 Georgia
$45,520
$27,130 8,700
45 South Carolina
$45,260
$29,830 2,750
46 Oklahoma
$45,220
$27,890 3,320
47 Missouri
$44,260
$24,970 3,410
48 Virgin Islands
$42,900
$26,260 100
49 Idaho
$41,810
$26,330 1,280
50 Tennessee
$41,150
$23,420 9,400
51 Utah
$40,740
$26,940 1,750
52 Iowa
$40,080
$26,580 2,600
53 Guam
$34,060
$23,520 200
54 Puerto Rico
$27,670
$21,130 2,390
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