For Cafeteria Managers, hourly average wages total $13.04 per hour. Cafeteria Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and nearly two in five claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, Cafeteria Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,809 - $40,634
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$25K
$41K
MEDIAN: $24,660
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$10.03 - $18.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,809 - $40,634  
   
Bonus
$50.68 - $4,340  
Commission
$3,250  
Total Pay (?
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$17,050 - $39,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $18.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.42  
Overtime
$20.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$50.68 - $4,340  
   
Commission
$3,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,050 - $39,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152

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Job Description for Cafeteria Manager

Cafeteria managers typically oversee the provision of food at institutions such as schools and hospitals; sometimes, large companies also have cafeterias for employees and require someone to manage cafeteria operations. The cafeteria manager supervises all cafeteria personnel, as well as food preparation and handling practices. They may oversee menu creation, purchasing, and planning as well.

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Cafeteria Manager Tasks

  • Manage food production, service, sanitation and staffing needs for cafeteria.
  • Ensure kitchen and eating area meet sanitation requirements.
  • Maintain food and customer service quality.
  • Track and order cafeteria products and supplies.

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Popular Skills for Cafeteria Manager


Survey results imply that Cafeteria Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Production Management, Order Inventory, Inventory Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management. Most people skilled in Inventory Management are similarly competent in Food Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Cafeteria Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker earns $25K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $24K. Cafeteria Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $27K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $32K.

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Key Stats for Cafeteria Manager

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Cafeteria Manager Salaries



National Average
$26,000



Skills That Affect Cafeteria Manager Salaries

Production Management
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Order Inventory
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National Average
$26,000




Operations Management
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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