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Food Service Manager Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of food service managers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare food service manager salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Food Service Managers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,870
25th Percentile Wage
$45,500
50th Percentile Wage
$58,570
75th Percentile Wage
$76,060
90th Percentile Wage
$98,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food service managers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $98,930. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid food service managers is $35,870.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,5702.71%10.48%
201556,9803.46%-
201455,0103.58%-
201353,0401.15%-
201252,430--

Compare Food Service Manager Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of food service managers in twelve industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation 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 amusement parks and arcades industry with an annual salary $62,030. The lowest paying industry is the theater companies and dinner theaters industry (annual salary $49,600). For detailed food service manager salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Amusement Parks and Arcades
$62,030
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$59,310
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$59,080
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$58,700
Gambling Industries
$58,120
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
$56,570
Spectator Sports
$56,500
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$54,920
Performing Arts Companies
$52,460
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$50,850
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$50,850
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
$49,600

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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