How much does a Cafeteria Manager make in the United States? The average Cafeteria Manager salary in the United States is $80,923 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $69,528 and $97,863. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Cafeteria Manager Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Cafeteria Manager Salary $59,153 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Cafeteria Manager Salary $69,528 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Cafeteria Manager Salary $80,923 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Cafeteria Manager Salary $97,863 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Cafeteria Manager Salary $113,286 US June 27, 2024
25% $69,528 10% $59,153 90% $113,286 75% $97,863 $80,923 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Cafeteria Manager need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.


Promotion: Developing and implementing promotional activities to attract and increase the awareness of customers in buying products.


Customer Communications: Customer communication or customer service communication is a way of exchanging information between a brand/business and a client. There are various customer communication platforms. Such as email, phone, or live chat communication with customers.

Leadership 5.23%
Promotion 1.87%
Customer Communications 1.27%
Others 91.63%
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Job Description for Cafeteria Manager

Cafeteria Manager manages an on site company cafeteria. Oversees operations including ordering, inventory, meal planning, food preparation, and service. Being a Cafeteria Manager ensures operations are in compliance with all food safety and sanitation regulations. Manages and trains cafeteria staff. Additionally, Cafeteria Manager may require an associate degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department. The Cafeteria Manager supervises a small group of para-professional staff in an organization characterized by highly transactional or repetitive processes. Contributes to the development of processes and procedures. Thorough knowledge of functional area under supervision. To be a Cafeteria Manager typically requires 3 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Cafeteria Manager salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Cafeteria Manager, the highest Cafeteria Manager salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Cafeteria Manager salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Cafeteria Manager salary is in Miami, FL, where the Cafeteria Manager salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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