Food Service Manager Salary

Food Service Managers in search of top-notch pay will find it at Olive Garden Restaurants, where the median salary of $49K trumps the $41K annually-national average for those in this profession. Aramark, Compass Group, and Aramark Correctional Services, Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Food Service Managers earning around $46K, $44K, or $42K at each firm, respectively. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Read More
$28,137 - $58,689
(Median)
$28K
$41K
$59K
MEDIAN: $41,064
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.18 - $20.13
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,137 - $58,689  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,806  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,213  
Commission
$0.00 - $0.00  
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).
)
$22,383 - $55,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 866
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.18 - $20.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11 - $8.84  
Overtime
$11.74 - $28.86  
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.
)
$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,806  
   
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).
)
$22,383 - $55,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 464
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Food Service Managers may progress into high-paying roles like Food & Facilities District Manager, where median compensation is $66K annually. Food Service Managers typically move into roles as Food Service General Managers or Directors of Food and Nutrition Services, and those positions pay $6K more and $17K more, respectively.

Food Service Manager Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Food Service Manager

Popular Skills for Food Service Manager


Professional skills reported by Food Service Managers are few in number. Most notably, skills in People Management, Operations Management, Customer Service, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Food Preparation. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $33K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Food Service Managers make a median salary of $41K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $43K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


For Food Service Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Food Service Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Orlando (+24 percent), Pittsburgh (+22 percent), Houston (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). In Austin, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Chicago and San Antonio earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (2 percent less and 1 percent less, respectively).

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Food Service Manager Salaries



National Average
$38,000



Skills That Affect Food Service Manager Salaries


Operations Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$38,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 253 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: 26%
ADVERTISEMENT