Food Service Supervisor Salary

Food Service Supervisors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.50 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $8.99 per hour, and the top verges on $19.35. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by career length and the specific company. For the most part, Food Service Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$25,981 - $59,999
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$26K
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$60K
MEDIAN: $38,768
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$8.99 - $19.35
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$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$25,981 - $59,999  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,832  
Total Pay (?
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$20,217 - $51,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.99 - $19.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.36  
Overtime
$11.83 - $27.18  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,832  
   
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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$20,217 - $51,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 481
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Director of Food and Nutrition Services. The latter position pays an average of $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


Survey results imply that Food Service Supervisors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, People Management, Food Preparation, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service and Scheduling. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $27K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $29K. Food Service Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $35K. Food Service Supervisors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran 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
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National Average
$30,000

Food Preparation
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Customer Service
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Scheduling
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

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