Cafeteria Manager Salary

Cafeteria Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent a little over a half of Cafeteria Managers. Salaries average out to around $24K per year and spread from $17K to $39K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Cafeteria Managers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. Although a majority have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, roughly one in three claim no health benefits at all. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$14,460 - $39,991

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$9.86 - $17.34

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,460 - $39,991  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
Total Pay (?
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$17,374 - $38,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $17.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
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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$17,374 - $38,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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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

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

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Cafeteria Managers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Production Management, People Management, Order Inventory, and Food Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Food Preparation. Employees educated in Order Inventory are typically practiced in People Management, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Cafeteria Manager

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $25K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $24K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Cafeteria Managers make a median salary of $28K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $31K.

Cafeteria Manager Advice

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"You Need To Be Patient, Kind And Understanding And Like Kids."
Take on problems one at a time. Treat kids the way you want your own treated. Take pride in what you do it will show.

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Experience Affects Cafeteria Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Cafeteria Manager Salaries

Production Management
up arrow 5%

People Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$26,000

Order Inventory
up arrow 3%

Food Preparation
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 32%
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