How Much Do Food Service Managers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Food Service Managers

Food Service Managers plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$61000 per year
Hourly wage
$29 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$33,880 to $43,580 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$16 to $21 per hour

Entry-level Food Service Managers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $33,880 to $43,580 per year or $16 to $21 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Food Service Managers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $46 $94,770
Senior (Top 25%) $35 $73,330
Middle (Mid 50%) $27 $56,590
Junior (Bottom 25%) $21 $43,580
No experience (Bottom 10%) $16 $33,880

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NJ $42 $87,730
DE $37 $77,850
CT $37 $76,930
DC $37 $75,920
WA $36 $75,830
NY $36 $74,830
HI $36 $74,220
MD $35 $72,770
MA $35 $72,280
VA $34 $71,620

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Food Service Manager is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NJ doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NJ might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Food Service Managers are in the states of NJ, DE, CT, DC and WA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Scheduled Air Transportation $103420 $49.72
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events $84270 $40.51
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $83760 $40.27
Religious Organizations $83110 $39.96
Direct Selling Establishments $79980 $38.45
Outpatient Care Centers $79690 $38.31
Specialty Hospitals $78830 $37.90
Furniture Stores $78140 $37.57
Grantmaking and Giving Services $77750 $37.38
Real Estate $76570 $36.81
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $76530 $36.79
Management of Companies and Enterprises $76290 $36.68
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $75750 $36.42
Civic and Social Organizations $75020 $36.07
Facilities Support Services $73360 $35.27
Traveler Accommodation $73280 $35.23
Performing Arts Companies $73090 $35.14
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets $72940 $35.07
Gambling Industries $72650 $34.93
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores $72460 $34.84
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries $72460 $34.84
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions $71730 $34.49
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) $70680 $33.98
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $70330 $33.81
Other Food Manufacturing $70280 $33.79
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $69910 $33.61
Elementary and Secondary Schools $69390 $33.36
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly $69370 $33.35
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities $69360 $33.35
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $69360 $33.35

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