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
$31,030
25th Percentile Wage
$38,270
50th Percentile Wage
$53,120
75th Percentile Wage
$71,140
90th Percentile Wage
$94,000

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
2017
$53,120
7.08% 17.07%
2016
$49,360
6.77% -
2015
$46,020
1.20% -
2014
$45,470
2.13% -
2013
$44,500
1.01% -
2012
$44,050
- -

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
$78,030
Furniture Stores
$76,750
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
$73,660
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores
$68,370
Sporting Goods Stores
$67,690
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores
$66,560
Nonstore Retailers
$63,750
Department Stores
$63,400
Other General Merchandise Stores
$59,920
General Merchandise Stores
$59,200
Vending Machine Operators
$58,660
Food and Beverage Stores
$51,040
Food and Beverage Stores
$50,810
Grocery Stores
$49,820
Gasoline Stations
$48,540
Gasoline Stations
$48,540
Specialty Food Stores
$46,320
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$45,420

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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