Food Service Director Salary (United States)

A Food Service Director earns an average salary of $51,183 per year.
Food Service Director Salary (?
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$32,278 - $74,934
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,182
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Food Service Director Salary (?
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$12.28 - $27.96
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,278 - $74,934  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,282  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
Commission
$0.00 - $13,809  
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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$30,779 - $76,004  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 789
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.28 - $27.96  
   
Overtime
$15.27 - $33.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,282  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $13,809  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
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).
)
$30,779 - $76,004  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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Job Description for Food Service Director

Food service directors are responsible for the overall function of dining services. They plan, organize, direct and manage their departments. They must have in depth knowledge of local and state health and sanitation codes, as well as safety regulations. They ensure that their entire department is in compliance with those codes and company procedures when handling, preparing and serving food. Additionally, food service directors are responsible for the budget of the food service department. They may also be responsible for purchasing food and supplies. Aside from overseeing and staffing individuals who handle food and service, they also may oversee maintenance, sanitation and inventory within their area.
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Food Service Director Tasks
  • Oversee, plan and direct the nutrition services program.
  • Oversee departmental staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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New York
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Boston
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Philadelphia
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Phoenix
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Pittsburgh
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Chicago
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Milwaukee
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Dallas
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Austin
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San Antonio
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Memphis
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National Average
$51,000
Los Angeles
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Food Service Director Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Food Service Director Salaries

Budgeting
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Nutrition
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Budget Management
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National Average
$51,000
Operations Management
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People Management
up arrow 8%
Inventory Management
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Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 18%
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