Food service managers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
930k
Average Age
38.7
Estimated Job Growth
0.624%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$47,518
Average Male Salary
$56,219
Average Female Salary
$38,471

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 Construction. Food service managers are paid most in Hempstead Town (Southwest) & Long Beach City PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Miami-Dade (South/Outside Urban Development Boundary) & Monroe Counties PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$47,518
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,278

In 2020, Food service managers earned an average of $47,518, $8,436 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers make somewhat more than Food service managers while Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers 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

0.409
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Food service managers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.409, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Food service managers, by average wage, are Construction, Banking & related activities, and Independent artists, writers, and performers.

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Industries by Share

930k
2020 Workforce
± 23,606
−0.213%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.59%

The number of people employed as Food service managers has been declining at a rate of −0.213%, from 932,304 people in 2019 to 930,322 people in 2020.

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  93.3%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 1.57% and Traveler accommodation with 1.41%.

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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 39.7 and of female Food service managers is 37.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Food service managers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

474k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 16,880
456k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 16,556

51% of Food service managers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Food service managers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Food service managers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

60.2% of Food service managers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.6% of Food service managers, White (Hispanic) 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 Sex

39.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.47
37.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.477

The median age of Food service managers is 38.7, and Male employees are generally 2.09 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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Food Service Managers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Food Service Managers are expected to see a growth of 0.624% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

0.624%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Food Service Managers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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