Salary for Food Service Managers

Also known as:  Banquet Director, Banquet Manager, Cafeteria Director, Food and Beverage Manager, Food Service Director, Food Service Manager, Restaurant General Manager, Tavern Operator helps hospitality and tourism professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Food service managers are responsible for the entire chain of food service delivery, from preparation to the client's consumption of a quality product. They establish budgets, hire, train, and fire employees, sample dishes for quality control, address customer complaints, and manage the financial aspects of the business as well. In larger restaurants, facilities or fine dining establishments, their duties may be limited to coordinating front of the house staff and ensuring quality customer service. Food service managers working in fast food or causal dining may on occasion fill in for missing employees or help during busier hours. the education necessary for this position depends on the type of establishment, and the philosophy of the business or enterprise. Some fine dining, hotel, and school facilities may require degrees in Food Science, Hospitality, Nutrition or other related fields. However, the majority of food service manager positions only require a high school diploma. All food service managers are expected to have several years of experience working in the food service industry.

A Food Service Manager can get a salary ranging from 40000 to 60000 based on experience and education levels. Food Service Managers will normally receive a salary of Fifty Two Thousand Three Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Food Service Managers are compensated the highest in Delaware, where they can get average pay scales of near $69720. People in this career group can expect the most salary in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can get average compensation of $85100.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 18.82 percent nationwide in that time.
Food Service Managers tend to make the most in the following industries
Wholesale Trade $85,100
Management of Companies and Enterprises $64,440
Transportation and Warehousing $63,200
Finance and Insurance $63,140
Other Services (except Public Administration) $62,630
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $62,160
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $49,670
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $50,430
Accommodation and Food Services $51,170
Educational Services $52,380
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $53,730
Public Administration $54,820