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 $79,920. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid food service managers is $28,330.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of food service managers in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

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

The average salaries of food service managers in ten 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 $76,850. The lowest paying industry is the gasoline stations industry (annual salary $41,640). 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
Department Stores
General Merchandise Stores
Nonstore Retailers
Vending Machine Operators
Grocery Stores
Food and Beverage Stores
Specialty Food Stores
Gasoline Stations
Gasoline Stations

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


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