Food Service Manager Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for food service managers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of food service managers among Tennessee cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are 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 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Food Service Managers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,250
25th Percentile Wage
$29,010
50th Percentile Wage
$39,600
75th Percentile Wage
$51,120
90th Percentile Wage
$64,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food service managers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,250.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.18
25th Percentile Wage
$13.95
50th Percentile Wage
$19.04
75th Percentile Wage
$24.58
90th Percentile Wage
$31.14

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for food service managers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $31.14. The median hourly salary is $19.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.18.

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
201639,6006.59%-0.28%
201536,990-5.27%-
201438,9403.42%-
201337,610-5.58%-
201239,710--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Food Service Managers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of food service managers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of food service managers in state of Tennessee ranges from $31,900 to $46,290. The highest paying area for food service managers in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $46,290. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $42,200). The lowest paying area is Johnson City with a median annual salary of $31,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$46,290
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$42,200
Morristown
$41,790
Knoxville
$39,720
Clarksville
$39,040
Chattanooga
$38,420
Cleveland
$38,360
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$38,240
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$38,200
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$37,530
Memphis
$35,240
Jackson
$33,590
Johnson City
$31,900



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