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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 $71,980, New Jersey is the highest paying state for food service managers. It is followed by Rhode Island (average annual salary $68,850). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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
$71,980
$47,880 2,760
2 Rhode Island
$68,850
$37,730 390
3 Florida
$64,610
$42,180 9,160
4 New York
$63,690
$37,600 6,010
5 Nevada
$61,990
$40,570 2,410
6 Delaware
$61,650
$45,210 410
7 District of Columbia
$60,950
$42,800 1,430
8 Connecticut
$60,440
$34,520 1,880
9 Alabama
$60,410
$38,500 2,250
10 Massachusetts
$60,390
$38,190 5,550
11 Maryland
$60,210
$37,860 2,460
12 Virginia
$58,960
$37,380 4,150
13 Colorado
$58,290
$34,920 2,150
14 North Carolina
$56,810
$36,790 5,690
15 Alaska
$55,740
$37,610 320
16 Texas
$55,620
$33,030 10,520
17 Illinois
$55,590
$28,970 9,230
18 Vermont
$55,500
$35,540 340
19 Hawaii
$55,340
$37,200 1,730
20 Washington
$54,550
$35,050 2,190
21 New Hampshire
$54,040
$35,330 1,140
22 Pennsylvania
$53,720
$33,950 5,590
23 South Dakota
$52,360
$42,040 820
24 Michigan
$52,030
$29,360 5,170
25 Maine
$51,930
$30,560 970
26 Arizona
$51,640
$27,880 4,580
27 Wyoming
$50,430
$31,630 450
28 Minnesota
$50,090
$37,520 3,330
29 Ohio
$49,970
$30,850 7,610
30 Louisiana
$49,810
$31,720 1,690
31 North Dakota
$49,560
$32,290 580
32 West Virginia
$47,580
$30,380 1,360
33 Indiana
$47,490
$31,620 3,750
34 California
$46,850
$27,330 35,100
35 Oregon
$46,770
$27,800 3,870
36 Nebraska
$46,430
$31,840 950
37 Montana
$45,640
$32,890 350
38 Kentucky
$45,300
$30,280 3,750
39 Oklahoma
$44,760
$25,370 3,450
40 Missouri
$44,570
$26,370 3,870
41 Mississippi
$44,540
$26,050 1,430
42 Wisconsin
$43,970
$28,160 5,570
43 Arkansas
$43,850
$28,840 1,320
44 Georgia
$43,450
$24,890 8,310
45 South Carolina
$42,890
$26,850 2,900
46 Kansas
$42,660
$28,890 1,610
47 New Mexico
$41,810
$31,850 790
48 Utah
$41,470
$28,060 1,500
49 Tennessee
$39,600
$23,250 9,710
50 Iowa
$38,410
$26,060 3,390
51 Virgin Islands
$37,520
$24,340 140
52 Idaho
$36,330
$22,660 1,250
53 Guam
$30,790
$21,380 190
54 Puerto Rico
$27,900
$21,030 1,860
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