Cafeteria Manager Salary

Cafeteria Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $25K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and around two in five have dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Cafeteria Managers (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$15,006 - $40,885
$15K
$25K
$41K
MEDIAN: $24,876
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50%
90%

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$10.07 - $18.56
$10
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$15,006 - $40,885  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $4,370  
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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$16,988 - $40,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $18.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.39  
Overtime
$1.52 - $27.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$251.68 - $4,370  
   
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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$16,988 - $40,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 151

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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


Cafeteria Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Production Management, Order Inventory, Inventory Management, and Food Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management and Operations Management. Most people skilled in Inventory Management are similarly competent in Food Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Cafeteria Manager

Pay by Experience for a Cafeteria Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Cafeteria Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 105 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cafeteria Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 101 salaries. An experienced Cafeteria Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 109 salaries. A Cafeteria Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 50 salaries.

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Key Stats for Cafeteria Manager

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 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

▲24%

▲3%

National Average
$26,000

▼6%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Cafeteria Manager Salaries

Production Management
▲11%


National Average
$26,000




Operations Management
▼3%

People Management
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

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: 32%
no benefits
None: 38%
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