Average Food Service Director Salary

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The average salary for a Food Service Director is $52,970.
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$34k - $78k
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$31k - $77k

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The top respondents for the job title Food Service Director are from the companies Compass Group, Aramark and Healthcare Services Group, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Compass Group where the average pay is $65,272. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sodexo, Inc. and Aramark Food Services, earning around $64,473 and $60,000, respectively. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. pays the lowest at around $46,000. A'Viands and Aramark Correctional Services, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $52,072 and $53,777, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Food Service Director

Skills in Operations Management and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management, Food Preparation and Menu Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Food Service Director

An entry-level Food Service Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,418 based on 31 salaries. An early career Food Service Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,632 based on 410 salaries. A mid-career Food Service Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,249 based on 397 salaries. An experienced Food Service Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,995 based on 619 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,126.
Employees with Food Service Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 43.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (30.1% more) and Seattle, Washington (26.1% more).

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