Food Service Managers
Median annual earnings of salaried food service managers were $35,790 in 2002. The middle 50 percent earned between $27,910 and $47,120. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,760, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $67,490. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of food service managers in 2002 were as follows:
- Special food services $40,720
- Traveler accommodation $40,210
- Full-service restaurants $40,280
- Nursing care facilities $40,910
- Limited-service eating places $40,590
- Elementary and secondary schools $40,210
In addition to receiving typical benefits, most salaried food service managers are provided free meals and the opportunity for additional training, depending on their length of service.
Food service managers direct the activities of a hospitality-industry business and provide a service to customers. Other managers and supervisors in hospitality-oriented businesses include gaming managers, lodging managers, sales worker supervisors, and first line supervisors or managers of food preparation and serving workers.
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