Cafeteria Manager Salary
|Salary||$14,794 - $40,738|
|Bonus||$50.34 - $4,370|
|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).)
|$16,771 - $39,821|
|Hourly Rate||$10.07 - $18.35|
|Hourly Tips||$0.00 - $0.40|
|Bonus||$50.34 - $4,370|
|Total Pay (||$16,771 - $39,821|
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.Read More...
The cafeteria manager's principal responsibility is the day-to-day running of the food service operation. This may include supervising the preparation of large amounts of food using commercial kitchen equipment. The manager ensures that recipes are followed and that standards related to sanitation and temperature control are observed by workers at all times. The manager notes any equipment that may need repairs and is expected to ensure these items are fixed in a timely manner. The cafeteria manager also usually has hiring power over cafeteria personnel. Additionally, the cafeteria manager often assists in designing menus and purchasing food. They may work with a nutrition expert if the manager isn't credentialed in this area. The cafeteria manager helps inspect incoming food for quality as well.
To work as a cafeteria manager, an individual typically must have experience working in large-scale food service. Many institutions, such as schools and hospitals, require their cafeteria managers to have postsecondary education nutrition as well. Cafeteria managers typically work long hours during the work week, starting in the early morning and ending in the afternoon.
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.
Popular Skills for Cafeteria Manager
Survey results suggest that Cafeteria Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Production Management, Order Inventory, Inventory Management, and Food Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include People Management and Operations Management. For most people, competency in Inventory Management indicates knowledge of Food Preparation.
Pay by Experience Level for Cafeteria Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $25K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($24K) on average. Cafeteria Managers see a median salary of $27K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $33K.
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