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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
$39,370
25th Percentile Wage
$48,400
50th Percentile Wage
$61,810
75th Percentile Wage
$79,870
90th Percentile Wage
$100,620

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 $100,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid food service managers is $39,370.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,810
4.21% 12.99%
2016
$59,210
3.33% -
2015
$57,240
2.04% -
2014
$56,070
2.23% -
2013
$54,820
1.90% -
2012
$53,780
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Compare Food Service Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of food service managers in 29 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 offices of physicians industry with an annual salary $88,700. The lowest paying industry is the child day care services industry (annual salary $33,180). For detailed food service manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Physicians
$88,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$80,970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$77,460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$77,240
Hospitals - Privately owned
$76,650
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$75,840
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$73,910
Hospitals - Local government owned
$73,760
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$71,160
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$70,800
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$70,110
Hospitals - State government owned
$69,340
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$67,930
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$64,020
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$62,880
Outpatient Care Centers
$62,490
Individual and Family Services
$61,020
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$60,690
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$60,220
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$58,570
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$58,550
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$58,380
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$58,360
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$55,810
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$55,630
Social Assistance
$55,580
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$50,210
Other Residential Care Facilities
$50,010
Child Day Care Services
$33,180

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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