Entry-Level Food Service Director Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Food Service Director is $42,114 per year.

$26,608 - $62,563
$27K
$42K
$63K
MEDIAN: $42,114
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50%
90%

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$11.57 - $21.21
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,608 - $62,563  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $6,040  
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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$26,112 - $61,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 274
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.57 - $21.21  
   
Overtime
$11.23 - $41.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$198.66 - $6,040  
   
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).
)
$26,112 - $61,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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Food Service Director Advice

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

Food Service Director in Rochester:
"What just happened here?"
Make sure you know what you will be responsible for and if there are changes being made as you come on board. Clarify all changes and get a background on why changes have been made and what the future outcome is supposed to be.

Food Service Director in Salinas:
"Stress level."
Time management is key in this industry. Being a true leader is a must. Getting to the root case with difficult employees goes a long way.

Food Service Director in Boston:
"How Much Paper Work There Is."
Didn't realize how much paper work there is not as much cooking and sometimes feel like I am babysitting.

Key Stats for Food Service Director

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
28%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Food Service Director Salaries

Budget Management
▲4%

Operations Management
▲3%

Inventory Management
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Budgeting
▼1%

Database Management & Reporting
▼1%

Order Inventory
▼2%

Food Preparation
▼4%

Menu Planning
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 27%