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Food Service Supervisor Salary

Median pay for Food Service Supervisors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.42 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.93 per hour to $19.17. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by experience level and the specific company. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. More than half of Food Service Supervisors (60 percent) survey participants are women. Most Food Service Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,556 - $60,294
(Median)
$26K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $38,958
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$8.93 - $19.17
(Median)
$8
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,556 - $60,294  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,857  
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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$20,169 - $52,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 248
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.93 - $19.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.47  
Overtime
$11.98 - $27.09  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,857  
   
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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$20,169 - $52,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 476

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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 who transition into a Director of Food and Nutrition Services role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $55K per year. The most common next step for a Food Service Supervisor is to become a Food Service Manager or a Restaurant Manager. The former position pays an additional $6K per year on average, and the latter position pays $8K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Food Service Supervisor


Job skills reported by Food Service Supervisors are limited. 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. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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 with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $36K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings 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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National Average
$30,000

Food Preparation
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Scheduling
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 31%
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