The average salary for a Mid-Career General Manager, Food Service is $46,222.
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Job Description for General Manager, Food Service
General managers in the food service field work in places such as cafes, restaurants, and cafeterias, and at least a few years of experience in the industry, and in management, are generally required for this position. Food service general managers must strive to offer excellent food and quality service to customers and should have in-depth knowledge of service standards, hygiene practices, recipes, and food preparation. They should be able to lead by example and motivate their teams of employe…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for General Manager, Food Service
The top respondents for the job title General Manager, Food Service are from the companies McDonald's Corporation, Sodexo, Inc. and Domino's Pizza. Reported salaries are highest at Sodexo, Inc. where the average pay is $60,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include McDonald's Corporation, earning around $43,397. Domino's Pizza pays the lowest at around $35,802. Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $38,579.
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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 $36,724 based on 27 salaries. An early career General Manager, Food Service with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $39,562 based on 456 salaries. An experienced General Manager, Food Service with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,042 based on 399 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,018.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with General Manager, Food Service in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 38.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Las Vegas, Nevada (32.1% more) and San Antonio, Texas (18.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (13.5% less).
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