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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 28042$27.26/hr$14.58/hr$21.08/hr$25.56/hr$32.19/hr$39.29/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities80$30.79/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services60$38.13/hr
Education and Health Services550$29.88/hr
Leisure and Hospitality3,120$27.21/hr
Other Services20$27.14/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 60$24.41/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 70$21.77/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 110$24.23/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 120$23.56/hr0.8%
St Cloud MN MSA 120$27.75/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 130$24.25/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 150$27.58/hr1.1%
Southwest Balance of State 150$24.98/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 180$23.56/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 200$23.35/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 200$27.46/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 210$24.58/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 230$24.70/hr-7.5%
Northeast Minnesota 250$23.74/hr1.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 270$25.64/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 280$25.56/hr5.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,510$29.22/hr9.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,740$29.07/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,870$27.88/hr6.0%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 17,270$17.98/hr5.5%
Chefs and Head Cooks 1,600$24.76/hr5.3%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 19,370$20.88/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.