Food Service Managers

General Information

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.

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Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of food service managers is projected to grow 1 percent from 2019 to 2029, slower than the average for all occupations. Food service managers will be needed to oversee food preparation and service as people continue to dine out, purchase takeout meals, and have food delivered to their homes or workplaces. However, more dining establishments are expected to rely on chefs and head cooks instead of hiring additional food service managers, which should limit employment growth in this occupation.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$55,320

Military salary*

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State-by-state Salary

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$79,390
$29,310
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 55%
  • Some college 18%
  • Less than high school 15%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • Post baccalaureate 3%
  • Bachelor's degree 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Administration and Management
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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