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Food Service Managers in North Carolina

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Food Service Managers in North Carolina

Considering a career as a Food Service Manager in North Carolina?

11.3% Jobs Projection
$55,980 Median Salary
1,050 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Food Service Managers in North Carolina are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Food Service Managers in North Carolina is growing faster than average.

  • Food Service Managers in North Carolina earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Food Service Managers Work in North Carolina?

There were approximately 5,680 workers employed as Food Service Managers in this state in 2018.

There were 5,200 Food Service Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 480 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Food Service Managers in NC Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,330 Food Service Managers working in it, which means North Carolina has more Food Service Managers than average.

Food Service Managers in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Food Service Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 11.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.0%.

Job Projections for Food Service Managers: Nation vs. NC

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,050 annual Food Service Managers job openings in North Carolina, and 9,530 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 36,800 annual jobs and 336,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Food Service Managers Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Food Service Managers ranged from $35,840 to $84,250 with $55,980 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.23 to $40.51. The median hourly rate was $26.91.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $27.48 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.57.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Food Service Managers Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina Metros for Food Service Managers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Food Service Managers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 650 $56,870
Raleigh, NC 630 $58,240
Greensboro-High Point, NC 430 $46,170
Asheville, NC 380 $59,220
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 340 $60,260
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 340 $48,440
Winston-Salem, NC 340 $63,580
Wilmington, NC 190 $51,050
Fayetteville, NC 180 $52,740
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 150 $51,940
Burlington, NC 130 $67,670
Greenville, NC 120 $53,750
Jacksonville, NC 110 $40,140
Rocky Mount, NC 50 $54,300
Goldsboro, NC 40 $46,570

Top States for Food Service Managers Employment

View the list below to see where most Food Service Managers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 37,030 $52,830
Florida 15,260 $53,050
Texas 12,180 $58,490
Tennessee 10,030 $44,680
Georgia 9,250 $47,960
New York 8,850 $74,940
Ohio 8,080 $50,610
Massachusetts 6,270 $61,790
Pennsylvania 6,010 $61,440
North Carolina 5,680 $55,980
Arizona 5,120 $54,440
Michigan 4,590 $56,870
Wisconsin 4,090 $48,790
Minnesota 3,540 $57,410
New Jersey 3,400 $79,320
Virginia 3,280 $64,450
Indiana 3,180 $49,600
Oregon 3,180 $48,730
Oklahoma 3,120 $47,270
Nevada 3,020 $63,010

Below are the states where Food Service Managers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Jersey $79,320
New York $74,940
Washington $72,250
Delaware $71,830
Rhode Island $68,790
District of Columbia $66,080
Maryland $66,070
Virginia $64,450
Connecticut $64,250
Nevada $63,010


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