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Food Service Manager Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Food Service Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,650
25th Percentile Wage
$43,310
50th Percentile Wage
$58,680
75th Percentile Wage
$78,210
90th Percentile Wage
$98,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food service managers in the industry sector of educational services. 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 $98,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid food service managers is $32,650.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,6808.06%11.03%
201553,9502.58%-
201452,5600.21%-
201352,4500.46%-
201252,210--

Compare Food Service Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of food service managers in 13 industries in the educational services 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 colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned industry with an annual salary $66,820. The lowest paying industry is the elementary and secondary schools - local government owned industry (annual salary $57,230). For detailed food service manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$66,820
Educational Services - Privately owned
$63,390
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$62,820
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$61,910
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$61,150
Junior colleges - State government owned
$60,850
Educational Services
$58,680
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$58,540
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$58,520
Educational Services - State government owned
$58,390
Educational Services - Local government owned
$57,380
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$57,300
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$57,230

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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