Food Service Supervisor Salary

Food Service Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $12.38 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $8.92 per hour, and the top verges on $19.31. While career duration and the particular employer impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Food Service Supervisors. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. There are more female Food Service Supervisors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 60 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,679 - $60,456
(Median)
$26K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,020
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$8.92 - $19.31
(Median)
$8
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,679 - $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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$20,127 - $52,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.92 - $19.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.52  
Overtime
$11.79 - $27.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$20,127 - $52,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 455

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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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Food Service Supervisors who transition into a Director of Food and Nutrition Services role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $55K per year. Food Service Supervisors moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Food Service Managers or Restaurant Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $6K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Food Service Supervisor


Typical Food Service Supervisors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, People Management, Food Preparation, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are 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.


Food Service Supervisors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $27K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $29K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $35K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $41K on average.

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Experience Affects Food Service Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$30,000



Skills That Affect Food Service Supervisor Salaries

People Management
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Operations Management
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National Average
$30,000

Food Preparation
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 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
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 30%