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 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $87,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,290. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 197% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of food service managers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of food service managers in 15 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 finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $70,150. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $49,360).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
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 $27,900 to $71,980. The highest paying state for food service managers is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $71,980. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $27,900. 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|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New York|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |