Average General Manager, Food Service Salary

$46,840
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,298
Bonus
$1,250
Commission
$983
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a General Manager, Food Service is $46,840.
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$32k
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$47k
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$79k
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MEDIAN $46,840
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Salary
$32k - $79k
Bonus
$502 - $13k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $14k
Commission
$0 - $1k
Total Pay
$29k - $80k

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Job Description for General Manager, Food Service

General Manager, Food Service Tasks
  • Implement efficient food service operations, appropriate cost controls, marketing programs and profit management.
  • Oversee maintenance of equipment, facility and grounds through the use of a preventative maintenance program.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations.
  • Ensure OSHA, local health and safety codes and company safety and security policies are met.
  • Ensure food quality and customer satisfaction.
The top respondents for the job title General Manager, Food Service are from the companies Sodexo, Inc., Domino's Pizza and Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches. Reported salaries are highest at Sodexo, Inc. where the average pay is $72,722. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Wendy's International, Inc. and McDonald's Corporation, earning around $47,655 and $43,055, respectively. Subway Restaurant Inc pays the lowest at around $30,588. Domino's Pizza and Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $34,601 and $36,878, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for General Manager, Food Service. 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.
General Manager, Food Service
Food Service Director
Food Service Manager
General Manager, Restaurant
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Popular Skills for General Manager, Food Service

Skills that pay less than market rate include Hiring, Scheduling, Inventory Management, Customer Service and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for General Manager, Food Service

An entry-level General Manager, Food Service with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $36,588 based on 27 salaries. An early career General Manager, Food Service with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,468 based on 452 salaries. A mid-career General Manager, Food Service with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,859 based on 369 salaries. An experienced General Manager, Food Service with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,060 based on 387 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,814.
Employees with General Manager, Food Service in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 26.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (24.8% more) and San Antonio, Texas (19.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,514 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.8%
Early Career
29.9%
Mid Career
24.4%
Experienced
25.6%
Late Career
18.4%

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