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Cafeteria Manager Salary

Cafeteria Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just over a half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $25K per year, but may range from $18K to $40K per year. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and just under one-half get dental coverage, too. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Cafeteria Managers are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$14,635 - $40,898
(Median)
$15K
$25K
$41K
MEDIAN: $24,555
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90%

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$9.78 - $17.40
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,635 - $40,898  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
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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$17,511 - $39,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $17.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
   
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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$17,511 - $39,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166

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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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Popular Skills for Cafeteria Manager


Cafeteria Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Production Management, People Management, Order Inventory, and Food Preparation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Food Preparation and Order Inventory. For most people, competency in Order Inventory indicates knowledge of Food Preparation and Production Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Cafeteria Manager

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


Cafeteria Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Cafeteria Managers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $24K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $25K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $27K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $31K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Cafeteria Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Cafeteria Manager in sellersburg in 47172:
"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

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Cafeteria Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 5%

Production Management
up arrow 5%

National Average
$26,000

Order Inventory
up arrow 4%

Food Preparation
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 30%
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