Food Service Supervisor Salary

An average Food Service Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.57 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.05 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $19.32. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though the specific employer and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Women account for the majority of Food Service Supervisors who responded to the questionnaire — 60 percent to be exact. Most Food Service Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although more than half have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$25,854 - $60,387

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$9.05 - $19.32

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,854 - $60,387  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,763  
Total Pay (?
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$20,256 - $51,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.05 - $19.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.15  
Overtime
$11.82 - $27.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,763  
   
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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$20,256 - $51,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 497
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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. It is quite typical for Food Service Supervisors to transition into roles as Food Service Managers or Restaurant Managers, where reported median earnings are $6K and $8K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Food Service Supervisor


Although U.S. Army boasts the highest average salary in town at $46K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $34K or as much as $65K.

Popular Skills for Food Service Supervisor


Typical Food Service Supervisors report a focused set of job 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. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Food Service Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Food Service Supervisors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Food Service Supervisors in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $27K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $29K. Food Service Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $35K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Food Service Supervisor generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $40K.

Food Service Supervisor Reviews

What is it like working as a Food Service Supervisor?

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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Experience Affects Food Service Supervisor Salaries



National Average
$30,000



Skills That Affect Food Service Supervisor Salaries

Operations Management
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National Average
$30,000

People Management
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Food Preparation
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Scheduling
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 151 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: 67% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 31%
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