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Food Service Manager Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of food service managers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare food service manager salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Food Service Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,890
25th Percentile Wage
$46,170
50th Percentile Wage
$59,210
75th Percentile Wage
$76,760
90th Percentile Wage
$97,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food service managers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $97,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid food service managers is $36,890.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,2103.33%9.17%
201557,2402.04%-
201456,0702.23%-
201354,8201.90%-
201253,780--

Compare Food Service Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of food service managers in 28 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 general medical and surgical hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $77,420. The lowest paying industry is the child day care services industry (annual salary $29,370). For detailed food service manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$77,420
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$76,850
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$76,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$73,830
Hospitals - Privately owned
$73,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$73,620
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$73,160
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$72,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$70,490
Hospitals - Local government owned
$70,400
Hospitals - State government owned
$69,410
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$69,190
Outpatient Care Centers
$62,490
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$62,220
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$57,930
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$57,300
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$56,300
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$55,430
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$55,190
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$54,760
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$54,750
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$54,350
Individual and Family Services
$53,950
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$53,300
Other Residential Care Facilities
$52,890
Social Assistance
$50,970
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$47,630
Child Day Care Services
$29,370

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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