Food Service Supervisor Salary

Earnings for Food Service Supervisors in the United States come in at around $13.25 per hour on average. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but the particular city and tenure are influential factors as well. Women account for the majority of Food Service Supervisors who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. Most Food Service Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$25,094 - $57,332
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MEDIAN: $39,566
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$9.59 - $18.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,094 - $57,332  
   
Bonus
$25.76 - $5,817  
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
Total Pay (?
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$20,999 - $45,966  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.59 - $18.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.50  
Overtime
$13.57 - $26.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$25.76 - $5,817  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
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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$20,999 - $45,966  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 568

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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

  • Place orders for food and supplies.
  • Prepare the production and service documents as required.
  • Check deliveries and taking inventory on a weekly basis.
  • Supervise food service employees and assist in the preparation and serving of meals.

Common Career Paths for Food Service Supervisor


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As Food Service Supervisors transition into upper-level roles such as Director of Food and Nutrition Services, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Directors of Food and Nutrition Services earn $56K on average per year. Food Service Supervisors most often move into positions as Food Service Managers or Restaurant Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $6K higher and $9K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Food Service Supervisor


Sodexo, Inc., Aramark, Morrison Healthcare, Trinity Services Group, and Aramark Food Services are among the top companies that take on many Food Service Supervisors. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, U.S. Army offers the most; Food Service Supervisors earn $54K on average there. Other big spenders include Compass Group, Morrison Healthcare, and Aramark, top-paying firms where Food Service Supervisors see paychecks nearing $34K, $33K, or $31K.

Aramark Corporation, Aramark Higher Education, and Aramark Food Services are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($26K, $27K, and $29K respectively).

Popular Skills for Food Service Supervisor


Survey results show that Food Service Supervisors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Team Leadership, Operations Management, Inventory Management, and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 14 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Food Safety and Food Preparation. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Food Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Food Service Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Food Service Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Food Service Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 318 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Food Service Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 223 salaries. An experienced Food Service Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 209 salaries. A Food Service Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 147 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,382

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Food Service Supervisors, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 32 percent above the national average. Food Service Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+26 percent), Indianapolis (+22 percent), Syracuse (+22 percent), and Seattle (+21 percent). In Colorado Springs, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Orlando and 6 percent less in Grand Rapids, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Food Service Supervisor Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Food Service Supervisor

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Food Service Supervisor Salaries

▲20%

▲14%

▼0%

National Average
$30,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Food Service Supervisor Salaries

Team Leadership
▲14%

Operations Management
▲8%


Inventory Management
▲7%


National Average
$30,000



Scheduling
▼2%


Food Safety
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 35%