|Quick Facts: Food Service Managers|
$59,440 per year
$28.58 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Less than 5 years|
|Short-term on-the-job training|
|10% (Faster than average)|
What Food Service Managers Do
Food service managers are responsible for the daily operation of restaurants or other establishments that prepare and serve food and beverages.
Food service managers work in restaurants, hotels, school cafeterias, and other establishments where food is prepared and served. They often work evenings, weekends, and holidays. The work is often hectic, and dealing with dissatisfied customers may be stressful.
How to Become a Food Service Manager
Food service managers typically need a high school diploma and several years of work experience in the food service industry. Some receive additional training at community colleges, technical or vocational schools, culinary schools, or 4-year colleges.
The median annual wage for food service managers was $59,440 in May 2021.
Employment of food service managers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.
About 45,000 openings for food service managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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