Cafeteria Worker Salary
An average Cafeteria Worker in the United States can expect to take home roughly $10.00 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Cafeteria Workers. Cafeteria Workers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 87 percent. Slightly less than one-half enjoy medical while one in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than a fifth. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$10,315 - $25,628|
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|$14,733 - $27,516|
|Hourly Rate||$8.03 - $13.24|
|Hourly Tips||$0.00 - $0.40|
|Total Pay (||$14,733 - $27,516|
Job Description for Cafeteria Worker
Cafeteria workers are responsible for a variety of food service-related tasks for their company, such as cleaning tables, taking customer orders, and responding to inquiries. These individuals must have excellent communication skills to work well with cafeteria staff and respond to customers' questions in a professional and helpful manner. They must be able to work well on a team, but also on their own with minimal supervision.Read More...
Some main responsibilities of cafeteria workers include service sanitation techniques and preparing and storing meats, dairy, produce, and other frozen foods. They also keep track of inventory, pick up and clean trays, deliver food to customers, keep cafeteria areas clean, and perform other cleaning tasks as required.
Cafeteria workers must be organized, pay close attention to detail, multitask with ease, and know how to operate registers and cafeteria equipment. They generally report their progress to their supervisor and participate in training tasks to increase efficiency and productivity. They should also be familiar with all proper food-handling techniques. A high school diploma is generally required for this position, and prior experience in a cafeteria setting is helpful.
Cafeteria Worker Tasks
- Serve customers standard portions of food, answering questions about ingredients, and preparation.
- Place food, condiments and supplies in the appropriate locations.
- Wash and clean area and equipment, including dishes, pots, and pans.
- Collect payment for items purchased.
- Prepare food according to established procedures, following hygienic practices and ensuring correct temperatures.
Pay by Experience Level for Cafeteria Worker
Pay by Experience for a Cafeteria Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Cafeteria Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 242 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cafeteria Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Cafeteria Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 54 salaries. A Cafeteria Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 22 salaries.
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