Food Service Supervisor Salary

The average Food Service Supervisor in the United States earns approximately $12.52 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.00 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $19.29. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but experience level and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction for Food Service Supervisors is high. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$25,729 - $59,967
(Median)
$26K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $38,703
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$9.00 - $19.29
(Median)
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$25,729 - $59,967  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,839  
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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$20,243 - $51,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 248
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $19.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.36  
Overtime
$11.67 - $27.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,839  
   
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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$20,243 - $51,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 486
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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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For Food Service Supervisors, progressing to a Director of Food and Nutrition Services role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Director of Food and Nutrition Services can earn $55K annually. Food Service Supervisors typically move into roles as Food Service Managers or Restaurant Managers, and those positions pay $6K more and $8K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Food Service Supervisor


Food Service Supervisors usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, People Management, Food Preparation, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Scheduling, Customer Service, and Food Preparation. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Food Service Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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. Food Service Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $35K. As Food Service Supervisors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $40K.

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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
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 31%
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