Food Service Manager Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

The salary statistics of food service managers in the industry sector of retail trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare food service manager salaries in different industries within the retail trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Food Service Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food service managers in the industry sector of retail trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) food service managers is $94,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid food service managers is $31,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of food service managers in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
7.08% 17.07%
6.77% -
1.20% -
2.13% -
1.01% -
- -

Compare Food Service Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of food service managers in 18 industries in the retail trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for food service manager occupations is the furniture and home furnishings stores industry with an annual salary $78,030. The lowest paying industry is the miscellaneous store retailers industry (annual salary $45,420). For detailed food service manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
Furniture Stores
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
Sporting Goods Stores
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
Nonstore Retailers
Department Stores
Other General Merchandise Stores
General Merchandise Stores
Vending Machine Operators
Food and Beverage Stores
Food and Beverage Stores
Grocery Stores
Gasoline Stations
Gasoline Stations
Specialty Food Stores
Miscellaneous Store Retailers

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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