Food Service Manager Salary Information in Knoxville, Tennessee

The annual and hourly salary statistics of food service managers in Knoxville, Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of food service managers in Knoxville is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Food Service Managers in Knoxville, Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,030
25th Percentile Wage
$34,430
50th Percentile Wage
$45,090
75th Percentile Wage
$55,650
90th Percentile Wage
$61,870

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food service managers in Knoxville, Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $45,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $28,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of food service managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$45,090
11.91% 14.68%
2016
$39,720
5.79% -
2015
$37,420
-1.87% -
2014
$38,120
4.12% -
2013
$36,550
-5.25% -
2012
$38,470
- -

Table 3. Compare Food Service Manager Salary in Knoxville with Other Tennessee Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $45,090, Knoxville is the second highest paying city for food service managers in state of Tennessee, following the highest paying city Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (median annual salary of $45,680). Compared with Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, the median annual salary of food service managers in Knoxville is 1.3 percent (1.3%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$45,680
Knoxville
$45,090
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$43,620
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$42,430
Morristown
$39,220
Chattanooga
$38,420
Memphis
$38,350
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$37,680
Johnson City
$37,150
Clarksville
$37,110
Jackson
$36,330
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$35,020
Cleveland
$32,170



See also: Top paying jobs in Knoxville, Tennessee.