Occupational Employment Statistics


11-9051 Food Service Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages. Excludes “Chefs and Head Cooks” (35-1011).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 15015$25.94/hr$14.25/hr$18.24/hr$25.06/hr$31.13/hr$39.50/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities90$29.60/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$40.87/hr
Education and Health Services640$31.43/hr
Leisure and Hospitality2,660$27.28/hr
Other Services20$30.68/hr
Public Administration10$41.32/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$24.66/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 60$23.11/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 120$28.05/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 130$26.14/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 130$25.20/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 140$26.50/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 150$23.29/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 150$27.06/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 150$25.06/hr0.8%
Northwest Balance of State 180$24.97/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 200$24.64/hr-7.5%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 210$24.25/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 220$27.11/hr5.1%
Northeast Minnesota 230$23.99/hr1.4%
Central Minnesota 240$30.71/hr1.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 360$24.18/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,240$28.82/hr9.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,550$29.03/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,540$28.13/hr6.0%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 16,130$17.86/hr5.5%
Chefs and Head Cooks 1,830$24.10/hr5.3%
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 20,360$20.02/hr2.6%

  • Count money and make bank deposits.
  • Greet guests, escort them to their seats, and present them with menus and wine lists.
  • Schedule and receive food and beverage deliveries, checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Test cooked food by tasting and smelling it to ensure palatability and flavor conformity.
  • Schedule staff hours and assign duties.
  • Keep records required by government agencies regarding sanitation or food subsidies.
  • Monitor compliance with health and fire regulations regarding food preparation and serving, and building maintenance in lodging and dining facilities.
  • Monitor food preparation methods, portion sizes, and garnishing and presentation of food to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner.
  • Maintain food and equipment inventories, and keep inventory records.
  • Investigate and resolve complaints regarding food quality, service, or accommodations.