Restaurant Manager Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 308,700 Restaurant Managers in the United States. The Restaurant Manager job market is expected to grow by 9.0% between 2016 and 2026.

Restaurant Manager Employability Rating

C Sokanu rates Restaurant Managers with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 35,100 Restaurant Managers. That number is based on 27,700 additional Restaurant Managers, and the retirement of 7,400 existing Restaurant Managers.

Demand for Restaurant Managers

The restaurant industry is among the largest private-sector employers in the United States, adding jobs at a generally consistent rate. New jobs are projected to be in full-service restaurants, while positions in limited service establishments are expected to decline. Restaurant managers with a degree in restaurant hospitality or institutional food service management will be best positioned to compete for jobs at upscale restaurants and for corporate management opportunities with restaurant chains, which will launch the majority of new restaurants. Related management level opportunities will also grow with food service contractors that provide food for schools and health, nursing, and residential care facilities. As with most occupations, some job openings will arise as current managers transfer careers or retire.

Supply of Restaurant Managers

The Restaurant Manager industry is not particularly concentrated in any state.

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