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Food Service Manager Demographics in the US

The average employee age for food service managers is 38 years. The food service manager workforce reached a whopping 20,739 in 2020!

Among food service managers, we discovered that 52.1% of them are women, while 44.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among food service managers is White, which makes up 62.0% of all food service managers. Comparatively, there are 16.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Food Service Manager Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 20,739 food service managers currently employed in the United States.
  • 52.1% of all food service managers are women, while only 44.1% are men.
  • The average age of an employed food service manager is 38 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of food service managers is White (62.0%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (16.2%) and Black or African American (11.0%).
  • The majority of food service managers are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.
  • Food service managers are most in-demand in Washington, DC.
  • Food service managers are paid an average annual salary of $44,159.
  • The pharmaceutical industry is the highest-paying for food service managers.
  • Edison, NJ pays an annual average wage of $73,324, the highest in the US.
  • Food service managers average starting salary is $31,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid food service managers earn as much as $61,000 or more.
  • 16% of all food service managers are LGBT.
  • New Jersey is the best state for food service managers to live.
  • Food service managers are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.

Food Service Manager Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among food service managers is White, which makes up 62.0% of all food service managers. Comparatively, there are 16.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 62.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 16.2%
  • Black or African American, 11.0%
  • Asian, 7.6%
  • Unknown, 2.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Food Service Managers

The chart below shows that 68.9% of food service managers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 5.4% and Italian is the third-most popular at 3.0%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 68.9%
  • French, 5.4%
  • Italian, 3.0%
  • Korean, 3.0%
  • Mandarin, 1.8%
  • Other, 17.9%

Types of Food Service Manager Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for food service managers. The most common degree for food service managers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 34% of food service managers earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 23% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 13%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 34%
  • Associate degree, 23%
  • High School Diploma degree, 13%
  • Diploma degree, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 26%

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Food Service Manager Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ food service managers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most food service managers is the hospitality industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire food service managers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Food Service Manager Work In

Employees with the food service manager job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most food service managers prefer to work at private companies over education companies.

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Public

Government

Private

Education

Top Industries Hiring Food Service Managers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ food service managers. Those industries include hospitality, retail and education.

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Hospitality

Retail

Education

Health Care

Non Profits

Food Service Manager Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as food service managers. Keep reading to find out what the results for food service managers were.

Food Service Manager Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among food service managers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Food Service Manager Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the food service manager position over time.

Male
Female
56%
53%
51%
48%
46%
43%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Food Service Manager Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of food service managers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Average Age of a Food Service Manager Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of food service managers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

The Average Number of Years That Food Service Manager Stay in a Job

By looking over 10,254 food service managers resumes, we figured out that the average food service manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 32%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Food Service Manager Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of food service manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of food service managers is 40+ years old, which represents 42% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Food Service Manager Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, pipeline superintendent and agronomy research manager have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Early Childhood Services Coordinator11%86%
Community Health Nursing Director12%86%
Parent Educator12%83%
Food Service Manager44%52%
Project Superintendent94%3%
Agronomy Research Manager94%4%
Pipeline Superintendent95%3%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Pipeline Superintendent
Agronomy Research Manager
Project Superintendent
Food Service Manager
Parent Educator
Community Health Nursing Director
Early Childhood Services Coordinator
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Food Service Managers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to food service managers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Logistics Engineering Manager15.08%
Condominium Manager15.36%
Food Service Manager15.73%
Vice Chairperson21.51%
Hotel Director21.82%
Laboratory Director28.57%
Family Literacy Coordinator29.21%

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Food Service Manager Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$55,100
female-income
Female Income
$52,763

Food Service Manager Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$57,501
$56,389
$55,278
$54,166
$53,055
$51,943
$50,832
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Food Service Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$53,997
Some College/ Associate Degree$57,258
Bachelor's Degree$61,748
Master's Degree$67,586

Food Service Manager Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$75,408
$71,497
$67,586
$63,676
$59,765
$55,854
$51,943
$48,033
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

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Food Service Manager Heatmaps

Where Do Food Service Managers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where food service managers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Food Service Managers Located?

By looking through more than 10,254 resumes, we found that the most popular places for food service managers are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Food Service Managers

Where Are Food Service Managers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country food service managers are in the most demand.

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