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 metropolitan areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Food Service Managers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,420
25th Percentile Wage
$30,140
50th Percentile Wage
$41,150
75th Percentile Wage
$51,810
90th Percentile Wage
$65,640

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 $65,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,420.

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
$41,150
3.77% 3.50%
2016
$39,600
6.59% -
2015
$36,990
-5.27% -
2014
$38,940
3.42% -
2013
$37,610
-5.58% -
2012
$39,710
- -

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 $32,170 to $45,680. The highest paying area for food service managers in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $45,680. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Knoxville (mean annual salary $45,090). The lowest paying area is Cleveland with a median annual salary of $32,170.

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




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