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Food Service Supervisor Salary

An average Food Service Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.39 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.92 per hour and $19.11. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though career length and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,666 - $60,456
(Median)
$26K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $38,897
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$8.92 - $19.11
(Median)
$8
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,666 - $60,456  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,863  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,144 - $52,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.92 - $19.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.48  
Overtime
$11.91 - $27.08  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,863  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$20,144 - $52,064  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 470

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Job Description for Food Service Supervisor

A food service supervisor works in a restaurant or hotel, ensuring that operations are performed efficiently and properly. Smaller restaurants that do not have the budget for a salaried manager at all hours of operation - or larger restaurants or hotels that want more supervision than their management staff can reasonably provide - are the typical employers of food service supervisors. Generally, this employee has supervisory responsibilities in addition to a regular role such as serving, bartending, or working as an expeditor in the kitchen.

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Food Service Supervisor Tasks

  • Check deliveries and taking inventory on a weekly basis.
  • Supervise food service employees and assist in the preparation and serving of meals.
  • Place orders for food and supplies.
  • Prepare the production and service documents as required.

Common Career Paths for Food Service Supervisor


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At the upper end, Food Service Supervisors who move into a Director of Food and Nutrition Services role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Directors of Food and Nutrition Services is a much higher $55K per year. Food Service Managers or Restaurant Managers are common next-step roles for Food Service Supervisors moving up in their careers; annual pay for Food Service Managers is $6K higher on average, and it's $8K higher for Restaurant Managers.

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Popular Skills for Food Service Supervisor


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Food Service Supervisors who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, People Management, Food Preparation, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Scheduling. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Food Service Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $27K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $29K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $36K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $41K.

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Experience Affects Food Service Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$30,000



Skills That Affect Food Service Supervisor Salaries

Operations Management
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People Management
0%

National Average
$30,000

Food Preparation
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Scheduling
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 31%
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