Food service managers

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Total Workforce

938k

Average Age

38.3

Estimated Job Growth

8.97%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$45,735

Average Male Salary

$54,094

Average Female Salary

$36,895

About

Food service managers are most often employed by the Restaurants & Food Services industry. The average yearly wage for Food service managers was $45,735 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Food service managers by wage are Engine & other machine assemblers, Other therapists, including exercise physiologists, and Firstline supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, & groundskeeping workers.

Food service managers are part of the Management occupations, along with General & operations managers, Advertising & promotions managers, Marketing & sales managers, Public relations & fundraising managers, Administrative services managers, Computer & information systems managers, Financial managers, Industrial production managers, Purchasing managers, Transportation, storage, & distribution managers, Compensation & benefits managers, Human resources managers, Training & development managers, Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Construction managers, Education administrators, Architectural & engineering managers, Food service managers, Gaming managers, Lodging managers, Medical & health services managers, Natural sciences managers, Property, real estate, & community association managers, Social & community service managers, Emergency management directors, Miscellaneous managers, and Chief executives & legislators

The top 3 locations that employ the most Food service managers are Walton, Washington, Holmes & Bay Counties PUMA, FL, Charleston City PUMA, SC, and Des Moines City PUMA, IA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Food service managers are Terre Haute City PUMA, IN, Milwaukee City (Central) PUMA, WI, and Greater Binghamton City & Greater Johnson City Village PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Food service managers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Restaurants & Food Services is the industry that employs the most Food service managers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Food service managers, by average wage, is Real estate. Food service managers are paid most in Tenafly, Park Ridge & Cresskill Boroughs PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Terre Haute City PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$45,735

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,268

In 2017, Food service managers earned an average of $45,735, $6,330 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Other therapists, including exercise physiologists make somewhat more than Food service managers while Engine & other machine assemblers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Food service managers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.419

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Food service managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.419, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Food service managers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Food service managers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Food service managers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Food service managers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Food service managers, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services, Traveler accommodation, and Elementary & secondary schools.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Food service managers, by average wage, are Real estate, Travel arrangements & reservation services, and Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries.

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Industries by Share

938k

2017 Workforce

± 23,701

2.3%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.51%

The number of people employed as Food service managers has been growing at a rate of 2.3%, from 916,777 people in 2016 to 937,901 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Food service managers employed by various industries. Restaurants & Food Services employs the largest share of Food service managers at  93.5%, followed by Traveler accommodation with 1.56% and Elementary & secondary schools with 1.38%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Food service managers in the US. The average age of male Food service managers in the workforce is 39.3 and of female Food service managers is 37.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Food service managers is White.

Gender Composition

482k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 17,018

456k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 16,550

51.4% of Food service managers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Food service managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Food service managers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

72.2% of Food service managers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.43% of Food service managers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Food service managers.

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Age by Gender

39.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.464

37.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.465

The median age of Food service managers is 38.3, and Male employees are generally 2.05 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Food service managers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Food service managers is Business but a relatively high number of Food service managers hold a major in Personal & Culinary Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Food service managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Food service managers need many skills, but most especially Monitoring, Management of Personnel Resources, and Service Orientation. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Food service managers need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Management of Personnel Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Food service managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Food service managers are expected to see a growth of 8.97% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

8.97%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Food service managers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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