Food Service Supervisor Salary

Pay for Food Service Supervisors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.62 per hour. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and years of experience. While nearly one in three report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. There are more female Food Service Supervisors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 65 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,852 - $57,972
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$40K
$58K
MEDIAN: $39,926
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$9.71 - $18.58
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MEDIAN: $13.62
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$0$57K
Salary $24,852 - $57,972
Bonus $25.76 - $5,817
Profit Sharing $600
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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$21,313 - $46,308
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 180
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.71 - $18.58
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $2.03
Overtime $15.06 - $26.09
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $25.76 - $5,817
Profit Sharing $600
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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$21,313 - $46,308
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 598

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Food Service Supervisor


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Food Service Supervisors who go on to become Directors of Food and Nutrition Services may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Directors of Food and Nutrition Services is $56K annually. Career advancement for the typical Food Service Supervisor often leads to becoming a Food Service Manager or a Restaurant Manager; median salaries in these positions are $5K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

Food Service Supervisor Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Food Service Supervisor


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Food Service Supervisors include Sodexo, Inc., Aramark, Morrison Healthcare, Trinity Services Group, and Aramark Food Services. Food Service Supervisors seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at U.S. Army, where the average salary comes to $54K. Compass Group, Morrison Healthcare, and Aramark are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Food Service Supervisors earning around $34K, $33K, or $31K at each firm, respectively.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Aramark Corporation ($26K), Aramark Higher Education ($27K), and Aramark Food Services ($29K).

Popular Skills for Food Service Supervisor


Food Service Supervisors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Team Leadership, Operations Management, Inventory Management, and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Food Safety, Food Preparation, and Scheduling. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Food Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Food Service Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Food Service Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Food Service Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 318 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Food Service Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 223 salaries. An experienced Food Service Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 209 salaries. A Food Service Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 147 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,260

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Food Service Supervisors, 28 percent above the national average. Food Service Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+22 percent), Indianapolis (+19 percent), Syracuse (+18 percent), and Seattle (+18 percent). Colorado Springs is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Orlando (10 percent lower) and Grand Rapids (8 percent lower).

Food Service Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Food Service Supervisor?

Food Service Supervisor in Colorado Springs:
"I enjoy working in Colorado Springs it fun."
Pros: It a great learning experience.
Cons: It's hard to breathe.

Food Service Supervisor in Memphis:
"Its good."
Pros: The atmosphere ,the work load,& the coworkers are cool.
Cons: Mad customers are never a good thing.

Food Service Supervisor in Lexington:
"Short end of the stick."
Pros: I appreciate my job for what it is. I enjoy being able to interact with both my co-workers and customers who come in for a cup of coffee. My job enable me to express my creativity and vigor for learning by experimenting and creating new beverages. It's fun and energetic.
Cons: What I like least about my job is that I feel as though I am not paid enough for the responsibilities placed on me. I am a supervisor at my store and manage up to 9 other partners at once. I make plans day by day to hit targets and reduce waste. It is my responsibility to keep track of inventory. All this is fine, but my wages are under 10 dollars an hour.

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Key Stats for Food Service Supervisor

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Food Service Supervisor Salaries

▲16%

▲10%

National Average
$31,000

▼3%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Food Service Supervisor Salaries

Team Leadership
▲11%

Operations Management
▲5%


Inventory Management
▲4%

National Average
$31,000




Scheduling
▼5%


Food Safety
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 32%
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