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Food Service Managers in Tennessee

Is Tennessee a good place for you to work as a Food Service Manager?

11.2% Jobs Projection
$44,680 Median Salary
1,820 Job Openings

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

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

  • Food Service Managers in Tennessee earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Food Service Managers Work in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, there were 10,030 people working as Food Service Managers in the year 2018.

There were 9,400 Food Service Managers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 630 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Food Service Managers in TN Employment Trend

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

Food Service Managers in TN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Food Service Managers in this state are growing at a rate of 11.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.0%.

Job Projections for Food Service Managers: Nation vs. TN

Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,820 annual job openings, and 16,540 total jobs in 2026 for Food Service Managers in this state.

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

What do Food Service Managers Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Food Service Managers ranged from $26,640 to $65,000 with $44,680 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.81 to $31.25. The median hourly rate was $21.48.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $19.78 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.70.

The median salary in Tennessee is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Food Service Managers Earnings: TN vs. National Average

Top Tennessee 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
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 2,930 $48,190
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,720 $42,840
Chattanooga, TN-GA 990 $41,310
Johnson City, TN 280 $41,440
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 270 $37,090
Clarksville, TN-KY 240 $38,560
Jackson, TN 190 $44,550
Morristown, TN 140 $45,630
Cleveland, TN 120 $35,630

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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