Average Food Service Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Food Service Manager is $44,795.
MEDIAN $44,795
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$23k - $55k

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Job Description for Food Service Manager

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

The top respondents for the job title Food Service Manager are from the companies Sodexo, Inc., Aramark and Aramark Food Services. Reported salaries are highest at Compass Group where the average pay is $49,169. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Aramark Corporation and Aramark, earning around $48,598 and $48,006, respectively. A'Viands pays the lowest at around $36,059. Aramark Higher Education and Aramark Food Services also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $45,317 and $46,861, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Food Service Manager. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Food Service Manager
Food Service Director
General Manager, Restaurant
Food Service Supervisor
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Food Service Manager

Skills in Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Inventory Management, Customer Service, Food Preparation and People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Food Service Manager

An entry-level Food Service Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,067 based on 44 salaries. An early career Food Service Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,945 based on 676 salaries. A mid-career Food Service Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,342 based on 502 salaries. An experienced Food Service Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,348 based on 627 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $48,728.
Employees with Food Service Manager in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 21.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (11.0% more) and Houston, Texas (8.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (5.0% less).

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