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Food Service Manager Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for food service managers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of food service managers amongst Washington 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,050
25th Percentile Wage
$42,650
50th Percentile Wage
$54,550
75th Percentile Wage
$70,500
90th Percentile Wage
$87,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for food service managers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,050.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.85
25th Percentile Wage
$20.51
50th Percentile Wage
$26.22
75th Percentile Wage
$33.89
90th Percentile Wage
$42.14

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for food service managers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.14. The median hourly salary is $26.22. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.85.

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
201654,5509.77%-4.64%
201549,220-2.09%-
201450,2507.12%-
201346,670-22.31%-
201257,080--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of food service managers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of food service managers in state of Washington ranges from $34,770 to $63,190. The highest paying area for food service managers in Washington is Bellingham with a median annual salary of $63,190. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $59,780). The lowest paying area is Longview with a median annual salary of $34,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bellingham
$63,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$59,780
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$57,110
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$56,990
Bremerton-Silverdale
$56,230
Spokane
$55,370
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$50,960
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$50,180
Olympia
$48,440
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$47,550
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$45,150
Tacoma
$44,760
Yakima
$44,070
Longview
$34,770


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