$43,533
Avg. Salary
$13.49
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,033

Profit Sharing

$15.50

Commission

$1,500

The average pay for a Food Service Manager is $13.49 per hour.

The average pay for a Food Service Manager is $43,533 per year.

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$0$57K
Salary $28,747 - $57,871
Bonus $0.00 - $5,957
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,190
Commission $1,500
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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$22,578 - $54,683
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,303
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $9.77 - $20.04
Hourly Tips $0.24 - $5.48
Overtime $10.30 - $29.03
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,957
Commission $1,500
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,190
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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$22,578 - $54,683
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,038

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

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

Popular Employer Salaries for Food Service Manager


Food Service Managers fill the offices of leading firms Sodexo, Inc., Aramark, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., Aramark Food Services, and Compass Group. Food Service Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, where the average salary comes to $51K. Food Service Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at Aramark Corporation ($50K), Texas Roadhouse, Inc ($49K), and Olive Garden Restaurants ($49K).

McDonald's Corporation, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. and Subway Restaurant Inc are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $24K, $28K, and $28K.

Common Career Paths for Food Service Manager


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While Food Service Managers do not often become District Managers of Food & Facilities, the job pays $66K per year on average. Typical career progression for a Food Service Manager involves becoming a Food Service Director or a General Manager of Food Service, roles that pay $13K more and $7K more on average.

Food Service Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Food Service Manager


Food Service Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Operations Management, People Management, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Food Preparation and Order Inventory. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Operations Management and Food Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Food Service Manager

Pay by Experience for a Food Service Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Food Service Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 440 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Food Service Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 344 salaries. An experienced Food Service Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 388 salaries. A Food Service Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 237 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

23%

18%

11%

7%

-6%

National Average: $37,123

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Food Service Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 32 percent above the national average. Food Service Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Raleigh (+24 percent), New York (+22 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), and Atlanta (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Louisville is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in St. Louis and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Food Service Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Food Service Manager?

Food Service Manager in Fresno:
"Exciting."
Pros: The people aspect.
Cons: Hours, schedule, stress and days off.

Food Service Manager in Southall:
"Management."
Pros: Extremely stressful, ethics and proper code of practise.
Cons: Lack of assistance to get the job done timeously and as required.

Food Service Manager in Roanoke:
"No overtime time for salary people."
Make a deal before you get hired.

Food Service Manager in Plano:
"Bending to make others happy."
Pros: Working for Chipotle is fairly alright you don't have it like other places as you do here get a free uniform except shoes free employee meals and 50% off a meal anytime you go and don't work.
Cons: Some customers are rude to points to make you cry.

Food Service Manager in Slippery Rock:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: The flexibility of the job, the benefits, the work atmosphere.
Cons: Working weekends.

Food Service Manager in Catonsville:
Pros: I like cooking and preparing meals, Dealing with the public most of the time. Training other employees, sending food orders in, making life easier for customers to have their meals/snacks prepared for them.Employee's the month get recognised with gift cards for Royal Farms. We are like a family and work as a team.
Cons: Do not feel appreciated, do not get free or discounted meals. Raises are only .25 cents so they say.

Food Service Manager in Los Angeles:
"Its About Getting Along With Everyone."
It really is about good communication and seeing the vision your company has and good follow through.

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Key Stats for Food Service Manager

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 447 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Food Service Manager Salaries

▲17%

▲6%

National Average
$37,000

▼3%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Food Service Manager Salaries




▲2%

National Average
$37,000


Inventory Control
▼2%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 447 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 32%