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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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit74.49%
  2. Self-employed20.55%
  3. State and local government2.31%
  4. Private, not for profit1.72%
  5. Federal government0.32%

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 15 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 41,400 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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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$56,590

Military salary*

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State-by-state Salary

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$83,510
$38,180
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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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