Food Service Managers

Food Service Managers - Job Description, Average Salaries, Career Opportunities, Job Opportunities, National Labor Statistics, Injuries and Education Requirements.


Food Service Manager Job Description

Food service managers oversee the operations of restaurants, catering services, and other food-service businesses. They coordinate the actions of the kitchen and wait staff while ensuring customers have a pleasurable experiences and are in charge of inventories, maintenance of equipment and facilities, and supervising employees.


Graph of Number of People with Food Service Manager Jobs in U.S. 2003 - 2009

Graph of Number of People with Food Service Manager Jobs in U.S. 2003 - 2009

Food Service Managers: Number of workers 2003 - 2009
2003 506,000
2004 568,000
2005 594,000
2006 535,000
2007 646,000
2008 619,000
2009 614,000


Graph of Number of Males with Food Service Manager Jobs in U.S. 2003 - 2009

Graph of Number of Males with Food Service Manager Jobs in U.S. 2003 - 2009

Food Service Managers: Number of Male Workers 2003 - 2009
2003 289,000
2004 336,000
2005 345,000
2006 298,000
2007 338,000
2008 323,000
2009 334,000


Graph of Number of Females with Food Service Manager Jobs in U.S. 2003 - 2009

Graph of Number of Females with Food Service Manager Jobs in U.S. 2003 - 2009

Food Service Managers: Number of Female Workers 2003 - 2009
2003 217,000
2004 232,000
2005 249,000
2006 237,000
2007 308,000
2008 296,000
2009 281,000


Graph of Average Annual Salary for Food Service Manager Jobs 2003 - 2009

Graph of Average Annual Salary for Food Service Manager Jobs 2003 - 2009

Food Service Managers: Average Annual Salary 2003 - 2009
2003 $33,696
2004 $34,164
2005 $33,852
2006 $32,344
2007 $33,540
2008 $35,152
2009 $34,736


Graph of Average Annual Salary for Male Food Service Manager Jobs 2003 - 2009

Graph of Average Annual Salary for Male Food Service Manager Jobs 2003 - 2009

Food Service Managers: Average Male Annual Salary 2003 - 2009
2003 $36,712
2004 $37,076
2005 $38,480
2006 $37,180
2007 $38,012
2008 $38,428
2009 $39,208


Graph of Average Annual Salary for Female Food Service Manager Jobs 2003 - 2009

Graph of Average Annual Salary for Female Food Service Manager Jobs 2003 - 2009

Food Service Managers: Average Female Annual Salary 2003 - 2009
2003 $30,368
2004 $31,096
2005 $28,548
2006 $27,768
2007 $30,368
2008 $32,656
2009 $31,304

Projected Job Openings for Food Service Managers
Projected Employment, 2018 356,700
Number of New Hires 18,000
Percent Change 5 %
Total Job Opportunities Due to Growth and Replacement Through 2018 83,700


How to Become a Food Service Manager: Graph of Educational Background for Food Service Managers in the U.S.

Graph of Education Background for Food Service Managers in the U.S.

Most Significant Source of Education for Food Service Managers
Percent with Less than High School Diploma 10.1 %
Percent with High school Diploma or Equivalent 30.9 %
Percent with Some College, No Degree 26.3 %
Percent with Associate's Degree 8.7 %
Percent with Bachelor's Degree 20.3 %
Percent with Master's Degree 3.1 %
Percent with Doctoral or Professional Degree 0.7 %

Other data sources show the following industry statistics:

Graph of Employment for Food service managers in the U.S. for 1997 - 2009

Graph of Employment for Food service managers in the U.S. for 1997 - 2009

Employment for Food service managers 1997 - 2009
1997 No Data Available
1998 No Data Available
1999 287,940
2000 282,290
2001 260,880
2002 249,710
2003 229,960
2004 206,340
2005 191,420
2006 189,050
2007 196,080
2008 196,080
2009 190,250


Graph of Average Annual Salary for Food service managers for 1997 - 2009

Graph of Average Annual Salary for Food service managers for 1997 - 2009

Average Annual Salary for Food service managers for 1997 - 2009
1997 No Data Available
1998 No Data Available
1999 $33,360
2000 $34,350
2001 $38,290
2002 $41,090
2003 $42,010
2004 $43,940
2005 $44,930
2006 $46,780
2007 $50,320
2008 $50,320
2009 $51,400


Graph of Average Hourly Salary for Food service managers for 1997 - 2009

Graph of Average Hourly Salary for Food service managers for 1997 - 2009

Average Hourly Salary for Food service managers for 1997 - 2009
1997 No Data Available
1998 No Data Available
1999 $16.04
2000 $16.51
2001 $18.41
2002 $19.75
2003 $20.20
2004 $21.13
2005 $21.60
2006 $22.49
2007 $24.19
2008 $24.19
2009 $24.71


Table of Average Salary by State (Ordered Higest-Paying to Lowest-Paying) for Food service managers for 2009

Delaware $69,720
New Jersey $66,180
Washington $64,110
Nevada $63,320
Massachusetts $61,290
Rhode Island $58,950
Missouri $57,320
New York $56,560
Virginia $55,610
Colorado $55,560
Connecticut $55,390
Maryland $55,020
Florida $54,110
District of Columbia $54,030
Texas $53,810
Georgia $53,100
North Carolina $53,050
Oregon $51,820
Pennsylvania $51,650
New Hampshire $51,280
Michigan $51,110
California $51,090
Vermont $50,720
Alaska $50,660
Mississippi $50,430
Hawaii $50,380
South Carolina $50,350
Alabama $50,220
Utah $49,980
Nebraska $49,640
Illinois $49,300
Maine $49,180
Indiana $48,650
New Mexico $48,270
Arizona $48,220
Ohio $46,750
Louisiana $46,440
Arkansas $46,400
South Dakota $46,120
Virgin Islands $46,010
Kentucky $45,730
Wyoming $45,400
Minnesota $44,680
North Dakota $44,280
Iowa $43,670
Wisconsin $43,510
Kansas $43,420
Tennessee $41,610
West Virginia $40,480
Oklahoma $40,150
Montana $39,780
Idaho $37,440
Puerto Rico $30,930
Guam $29,500


Table of On-the-job Fatalities for Food service managers for 2009

On-the-job Fatalities for Food service managers for 2009
Total Fatalities 28
Transportation Incidents 3
Assaults and Violent Acts 19
Contact with Objects and Equipment No Data Available
Falls 4
Exposure to Harmful Substances or Environment No Data Available
Fires and Explosions No Data Available