Food Service Manager Salary Information in Ames, Iowa

The annual and hourly salary statistics of food service managers in Ames, Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of food service managers in Ames is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Food Service Managers in Ames, Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,440
25th Percentile Wage
$39,300
50th Percentile Wage
$50,630
75th Percentile Wage
$62,830
90th Percentile Wage
$84,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food service managers in Ames, Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $84,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $50,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $32,440.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.60
25th Percentile Wage
$18.89
50th Percentile Wage
$24.34
75th Percentile Wage
$30.21
90th Percentile Wage
$40.52

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for food service managers in Ames, Iowa. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $40.52. The median hourly salary is $24.34. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.60.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of food service managers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,630-6.02%23.56%
201553,68014.01%-
201446,1605.42%-
201343,66011.36%-
201238,700--

Table 3. Compare Food Service Manager Salary in Ames with Other Iowa Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $50,630, Ames is the highest paying city for food service managers in state of Iowa, followed by Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (median annual salary $45,320). In comparison, the median annual salary of food service managers in Ames is 10.5 percent (10.5%) higher than that in Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ames
$50,630
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$45,320
Dubuque
$44,200
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$44,010
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$43,550
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$42,310
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$39,280
Iowa City
$39,000
Cedar Rapids
$36,080
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$30,370
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$29,380

See also: Top paying jobs in Ames, Iowa.