Food Service Manager Salary

Olive Garden Restaurants lures Food Service Managers with larger-than-average paychecks: Food Service Managers at this company make a median salary of $49K, much more than the $41K annually-national average for those in this area of work. Food Service Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at Aramark ($47K), Compass Group ($43K), and Aramark Food Services ($43K). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,215 - $58,490

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$9.16 - $20.08

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,215 - $58,490  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,754  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,213  
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$22,376 - $55,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 863
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Hourly Rate
$9.16 - $20.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11 - $8.87  
Overtime
$9.19 - $28.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,754  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,213  
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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$22,376 - $55,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 467
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Job Description for Food Service Manager

Food service managers work in most fields involving the serving of food, including fast food, fine dining, hotels and resorts, catering businesses, and similar business types involving the preparation and service of prepared foods. In smaller settings, they often are responsible for overseeing the work of all kitchen and service employees. In larger settings, they often work with other managers to ensure smooth overall operation of the business or establishment. Generally, the food service manger is concerned with managing the activities of the serving staff, while kitchen managers are responsible for the directing the efforts of those working in kitchens.

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Food Service Manager Tasks

  • Maintain food and equipment inventories, and keep inventory records.
  • Ensure customer service regarding food quality, service or accommodations.
  • Monitor food preparation to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner.
  • Count money and make bank deposits, monitor financial transactions.
  • Schedule staff hours and assign duties.

Common Career Paths for Food Service Manager


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As Food Service Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Food & Facilities District Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. District Managers of Food & Facilities earn $66K on average per year. Food Service Managers most often move into positions as Food Service General Managers or Directors of Food and Nutrition Services; those groups report median salaries that are $6K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Food Service Manager


Typical Food Service Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Operations Management, Inventory Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Food Preparation. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Operations Management and People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Food Service Manager

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


For Food Service Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $34K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $37K. Food Service Managers see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Food Service Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $43K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Food Service Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. Food Service Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Orlando (+24 percent), Houston (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and New York (+10 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 3 percent. Employers in Chicago and San Antonio also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Food Service Manager Salaries



National Average
$38,000



Skills That Affect Food Service Manager Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 247 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 27%
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