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

Industry areas

  • Restaurants and Other Eating Places
  • Special Food Services
  • Traveler Accommodation

Job Outlook

Employment of food service managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Population and income growth are expected to result in greater demand for food at a variety of dining establishments. People will continue to dine out, purchase takeout meals, or have food delivered to their homes or workplaces. In response to increased consumer demand, more restaurants, cafeterias, and catering services are expected to open and serve more meals. Many of these establishments will require food service managers to oversee food preparation and service.

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Salary

State-by-state Salary

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$76,630
$27,670
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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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