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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

11-9051 Food Service Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages. Excludes “Chefs and Head Cooks” (35-1011).


National estimates for Food Service Managers
Industry profile for Food Service Managers
Geographic profile for Food Service Managers

National estimates for Food Service Managers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Food Service Managers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
210,680 1.9 % $ 30.75 $ 63,970 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Food Service Managers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.61 $ 22.40 $ 28.58 $ 36.60 $ 47.15
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,630 $ 46,590 $ 59,440 $ 76,130 $ 98,070


Industry profile for Food Service Managers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Food Service Managers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Food Service Managers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Food Service Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 157,560 1.67 $ 29.44 $ 61,220
Special Food Services 12,130 2.56 $ 35.46 $ 73,760
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,710 0.26 $ 35.23 $ 73,280
Traveler Accommodation 5,910 0.43 $ 37.54 $ 78,090
Elementary and Secondary Schools 4,480 0.06 $ 35.31 $ 73,440

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Food Service Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Special Food Services 12,130 2.56 $ 35.46 $ 73,760
Restaurants and Other Eating Places 157,560 1.67 $ 29.44 $ 61,220
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 3,440 1.12 $ 29.23 $ 60,800
Office Administrative Services 2,350 0.48 $ 30.66 $ 63,770
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 90 0.47 $ 46.25 $ 96,200

Top paying industries for Food Service Managers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 40 (7) $ 48.00 $ 99,840
Scheduled Air Transportation 30 0.01 $ 47.20 $ 98,170
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 90 0.47 $ 46.25 $ 96,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,810 0.03 $ 44.82 $ 93,230
Furniture Stores 40 0.02 $ 44.36 $ 92,260


Geographic profile for Food Service Managers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Food Service Managers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Food Service Managers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of food service managers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Food Service Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 34,310 2.08 1.39 $ 30.45 $ 63,340
Florida 17,760 2.06 1.38 $ 35.82 $ 74,510
Texas 13,710 1.12 0.75 $ 30.32 $ 63,070
New York 11,630 1.34 0.90 $ 35.17 $ 73,150
Ohio 9,040 1.74 1.16 $ 31.37 $ 65,240


Map of location quotient of food service managers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Service Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 4,710 3.65 2.44 $ 25.46 $ 52,950
Tennessee 8,870 2.97 1.99 $ 24.68 $ 51,320
West Virginia 1,750 2.66 1.78 $ 23.11 $ 48,060
Maine 1,480 2.50 1.67 $ 25.53 $ 53,100
South Dakota 990 2.36 1.58 $ 27.45 $ 57,090


Map of annual mean wages of food service managers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Food Service Managers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,450 0.77 0.51 $ 41.40 $ 86,100
New Jersey 5,640 1.47 0.98 $ 37.91 $ 78,840
District of Columbia 1,130 1.70 1.14 $ 37.81 $ 78,630
Delaware 610 1.39 0.93 $ 37.76 $ 78,540
Colorado 1,180 0.45 0.30 $ 37.40 $ 77,780



Map of employment of food service managers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Food Service Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,960 2.09 1.40 $ 29.00 $ 60,320
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 11,490 1.32 0.89 $ 37.52 $ 78,030
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,590 2.69 1.80 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,400 1.51 1.01 $ 28.97 $ 60,260
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,510 2.01 1.35 $ 34.00 $ 70,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,940 1.52 1.02 $ 32.81 $ 68,240
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,780 1.46 0.98 $ 33.75 $ 70,210
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 3,650 3.98 2.66 $ 26.26 $ 54,620
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,600 1.00 0.67 $ 32.48 $ 67,560
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,400 1.28 0.86 $ 34.93 $ 72,660


Map of location quotient of food service managers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Food Service Managers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ocean City, NJ 190 4.91 3.28 $ 40.36 $ 83,960
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 3,650 3.98 2.66 $ 26.26 $ 54,620
Clarksville, TN-KY 330 3.66 2.45 $ 20.90 $ 43,470
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 400 3.63 2.43 $ 29.03 $ 60,370
Johnson City, TN 280 3.63 2.42 $ 24.15 $ 50,230
Hot Springs, AR 130 3.55 2.37 $ 23.06 $ 47,970
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 3,310 3.39 2.27 $ 25.75 $ 53,550
Beckley, WV 130 3.35 2.24 $ 21.51 $ 44,730
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 110 3.29 2.20 $ 21.94 $ 45,640
Morgantown, WV 190 3.10 2.07 $ 24.21 $ 50,360