Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

11-9051 Food Service Managers

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

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
206,340 2.3 % $21.13 $43,940 2.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.78 $14.91 $19.04 $24.74 $33.11
Annual Wage (2) $24,500 $31,010 $39,610 $51,460 $68,860

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Limited-service eating places 76,260 $20.21 $42,030
Full-service restaurants 68,860 $21.29 $44,270
Special food services 11,040 $22.43 $46,660
Traveler accommodation 9,570 $23.04 $47,910
Elementary and secondary schools 8,200 $19.95 $41,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Scheduled air transportation 50 $35.79 $74,440
Federal government (OES designation) 260 $32.61 $67,840
Other schools and instruction 40 $30.56 $63,560
Scientific research and development services 30 $29.00 $60,310
Offices of physicians (7) $28.88 $60,060

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Arizona 7,130 $19.14 $39,820 0.308%
Hawaii 1,570 $23.76 $49,420 0.278%
Kentucky 4,170 $16.74 $34,810 0.241%
South Carolina 4,070 $17.75 $36,920 0.230%
New Mexico 1,720 $18.22 $37,900 0.228%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Washington 1,340 $34.38 $71,510 0.052%
Vermont 210 $26.41 $54,940 0.072%
Colorado 2,450 $26.28 $54,670 0.116%
California 28,260 $25.79 $53,650 0.194%
Connecticut 2,310 $25.73 $53,530 0.141%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Myrtle Beach, SC MSA 640 $17.46 $36,320 0.603%
Missoula, MT MSA 230 $13.36 $27,800 0.421%
Barnstable-Yarmouth, MA MSA 270 $19.78 $41,130 0.403%
Flagstaff, AZ-UT MSA 220 $20.39 $42,410 0.386%
Santa Fe, NM MSA 280 $19.15 $39,820 0.370%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 8,520 $36.99 $76,940 0.214%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 770 $36.05 $74,990 0.059%
Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA 290 $33.34 $69,350 0.191%
Burlington, VT MSA 70 $33.05 $68,740 0.065%
Spokane, WA MSA 70 $31.74 $66,020 0.037%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) Estimates not released.

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May 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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