Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 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)
205,400 2.8 % $21.73 $45,200 3.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.04 $15.29 $19.52 $25.33 $34.00
Annual Wage (2) $25,050 $31,790 $40,600 $52,690 $70,730

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 76,210 $21.27 $44,250
Full-service restaurants 67,650 $21.72 $45,190
Special food services 11,870 $22.39 $46,560
Traveler accommodation 9,200 $23.86 $49,620
Elementary and secondary schools 7,970 $19.65 $40,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Scheduled air transportation 50 $35.00 $72,800
Federal government (OES designation) 260 $32.29 $67,170
Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets 40 $30.06 $62,520
Grantmaking and giving services 30 $29.47 $61,290
Scientific research and development services (7) $28.58 $59,440

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
Hawaii 1,630 $23.41 $48,700 0.284%
Arizona 5,950 $19.91 $41,410 0.251%
Alaska 710 $16.40 $34,110 0.240%
Kentucky 4,030 $17.44 $36,280 0.232%
Massachusetts 7,090 $20.69 $43,040 0.227%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Washington 1,160 $35.21 $73,240 0.044%
Vermont 220 $26.80 $55,730 0.074%
California 31,750 $26.50 $55,130 0.217%
Colorado 2,530 $26.39 $54,890 0.119%
District of Columbia 970 $26.25 $54,590 0.159%

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 500 $19.37 $40,290 0.461%
Missoula, MT MSA 230 $12.84 $26,710 0.423%
Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, MS MSA 610 $15.37 $31,980 0.400%
Flagstaff, AZ-UT MSA 230 $19.79 $41,170 0.394%
Owensboro, KY MSA 160 $14.73 $30,630 0.385%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 610 $38.24 $79,550 0.047%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA (7) $38.05 $79,150 (7)
Odessa-Midland, TX MSA 220 $33.45 $69,590 0.202%
Burlington, VT MSA 90 $31.89 $66,330 0.083%
Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA 290 $31.52 $65,570 0.188%

About November 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) Estimate not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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