Food Service Supervisor Salary (United States)

Food Service Supervisors in the United States usually make around $12.18 per hour. The top of the range reaches $19.17, and the bottom approaches $8.70 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Food Service Supervisors. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Food Service Supervisor Salary (?
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$25,395 - $59,393
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MEDIAN: $38,424
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Food Service Supervisor Salary (?
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$8.70 - $19.17
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$25,395 - $59,393  
   
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$0.00 - $4,654  
Total Pay (?
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$19,440 - $51,726  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 260
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.70 - $19.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $10.46  
Overtime
$11.58 - $27.08  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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$0.00 - $4,654  
   
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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$19,440 - $51,726  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 501
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Food Service Supervisors move into roles as Director Food and Nutrition Servicess, bringing in an extra $24K per year. When Food Service Supervisors are ready for the next step in their career, they often become Food Service Managers or Restaurant Managers, where they can expect an additional $5,749 or $7,920 per year.

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Popular Skills for Food Service Supervisor

Food Service Supervisors usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with People Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 3 percent more than the national average, respectively. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Food Service Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay for Food Service Supervisors increases steadily with experience. Beginning workers can expect to earn $25K starting out, which grows to $30K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $35K after one to two decades. Even after two decades, Food Service Supervisors continue to experience substantial salary development and pay is estimated at $41K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 25 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 20 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$30,000
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For those looking to make money, Food Service Supervisors in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 52 percent above the national average. Food Service Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+26 percent).

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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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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 29%
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