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Food Service Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of food service managers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of food service managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The food service managers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Food Service Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,850
25th Percentile Wage
$38,770
50th Percentile Wage
$52,030
75th Percentile Wage
$68,720
90th Percentile Wage
$90,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food service managers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) food service managers is $90,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,850. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 202% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$52,030
2.33% 7.82%
2016
$50,820
4.19% -
2015
$48,690
0.27% -
2014
$48,560
0.99% -
2013
$48,080
0.25% -
2012
$47,960
- -

Table 2. Food Service Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of food service managers in 18 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for food service managers occupations is the wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $71,390. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $29,820).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Trade
$71,390
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$67,320
Finance and Insurance
$66,970
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$64,370
Transportation and Warehousing
$62,670
Health Care and Social Assistance
$61,810
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$60,960
Educational Services
$60,520
Manufacturing
$58,140
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$58,080
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,860
Mining
$56,480
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$54,010
Federal, State, and Local Government
$53,810
Retail Trade
$53,120
Accommodation and Food Services
$50,570
Information
$42,450
Construction
$29,820

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Food Service Managers by States

From the above tables we note that not only food service managers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of food service managers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $27,670 to $76,630. The highest paying state for food service managers is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $76,630. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $27,670. For more salary information of food service managers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$76,630
Delaware
$69,910
District of Columbia
$69,030
New York
$68,350
Rhode Island
$68,150
Washington
$64,300
Nevada
$63,740
Massachusetts
$63,560
Connecticut
$62,920
Kansas
$62,510
Maryland
$61,110
Alaska
$59,840
Virginia
$59,600
Texas
$59,180
Alabama
$58,320
Colorado
$58,290
Pennsylvania
$57,870
New Hampshire
$57,180
Maine
$57,170
Florida
$57,160
North Carolina
$57,150
Hawaii
$56,110
Minnesota
$55,270
Michigan
$53,820
Arizona
$53,400
Louisiana
$53,040
South Dakota
$51,540
Montana
$50,700
North Dakota
$50,480
Indiana
$50,360
Nebraska
$49,500
New Mexico
$49,270
Mississippi
$48,870
Illinois
$48,460
Ohio
$48,420
Wyoming
$48,140
Vermont
$47,570
Kentucky
$47,230
California
$47,140
Oregon
$46,160
Wisconsin
$46,100
West Virginia
$46,020
Arkansas
$45,870
Georgia
$45,520
South Carolina
$45,260
Oklahoma
$45,220
Missouri
$44,260
Virgin Islands
$42,900
Idaho
$41,810
Tennessee
$41,150
Utah
$40,740
Iowa
$40,080
Guam
$34,060
Puerto Rico
$27,670



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