Cafeteria Manager Salary

Cafeteria Managers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $25K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and two in five claim dental coverage as well. Women make up the vast majority of Cafeteria Managers (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,794 - $40,738
$15K
$25K
$41K
MEDIAN: $24,804
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50%
90%

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$10.07 - $18.35
$10
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$18
MEDIAN: $13.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,794 - $40,738  
   
Bonus
$50.34 - $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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$16,771 - $39,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $18.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.40  
Overtime
$20.29  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$50.34 - $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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$16,771 - $39,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 147

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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 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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Key Stats for Cafeteria Manager

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 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

▼5%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Cafeteria Manager Salaries

Production Management
▲12%


National Average
$26,000




Operations Management
▼3%

People Management
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 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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