Average Food Service Manager with People Management Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Food Service Manager with People Management skills is $44,748.
MEDIAN $44,748
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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 $48,560. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Aramark and Aramark Corporation, earning around $47,413 and $47,349, respectively. Texas Roadhouse, Inc pays the lowest at around $43,255. Sodexo, Inc. and Aramark Higher Education also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $44,667 and $45,454, respectively.

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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 Order Inventory, Inventory Management, Customer Service and Food Preparation.

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 $43,263 based on 102 salaries. An early career Food Service Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,143 based on 390 salaries. A mid-career Food Service Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,758 based on 323 salaries. An experienced Food Service Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,173 based on 346 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $48,028.
Employees with Food Service Manager in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 32.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (17.0% more) and St. Louis, Missouri (13.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (6.1% less) and Dallas, Texas (1.9% less).

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