Food Service Managers

risk level
Based on 51 votes
by year 2032
or $30.31 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

49% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

User poll

40% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 49% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Food Service Managers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Food Service Managers' job openings is expected to rise 9.8% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Food Service Managers' was $63,060, or $30 per hour

'Food Service Managers' were paid 31.2% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 246,070 people employed as 'Food Service Managers' within the United States.

This represents around 0.16% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 617 people are employed as 'Food Service Managers'.

Job description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization or department that serves food and beverages.

SOC Code: 11-9051.00


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Ashwin.S.Rao (Low) says
Human Touch is a very important criteria in Hospitality Industry, which cannot be replaced with any Robots or any AI!!!
Aug 09, 2023 at 05:40 AM
Sarah (No chance) says
I think that a job like a food service manager would never go away at all. We do need them to keep the food safe.
May 13, 2019 at 09:38 PM

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