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Food Service Supervisor Salary

For Food Service Supervisors, hourly average wages total $12.16 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.79 per hour on the low end to $18.50 on the high end. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The majority of Food Service Supervisors (61 percent) who took the survey are female. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$25,508 - $59,557
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$8.79 - $18.50
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$25,508 - $59,557  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,790  
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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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$19,481 - $50,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.79 - $18.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $9.86  
Overtime
$11.35 - $26.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,790  
   
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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$19,481 - $50,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 495
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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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It's not very common for Food Service Supervisors to move on to become Directors of Food and Nutrition Services. Average pay for a Director of Food and Nutrition Services is $55K annually. 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 $9K higher for Restaurant Managers.

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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. 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $25K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $30K. Food Service Supervisors see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $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
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Food Preparation
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National Average
$30,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 30%