Food Service Supervisor Salary (United States)

Food Service Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $12.18 per hour. Compensation ranges from $8.70 per hour on the low end to $19.17 on the high end. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although more than half have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, about a third claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Food Service Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,654  
Total Pay (?
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$19,440 - $51,726  
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
Bonus
$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  
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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While not commonly found, Food Service Supervisors who move on to become Director Food and Nutrition Servicess bring in an additional $24K annually. Food Service Supervisors moving up in their career tend to step into positions as Food Service Managers or Restaurant Managers, where paychecks increase by $5,749 or $7,920 per year.

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Popular Skills for Food Service Supervisor

Survey takers who work as Food Service Supervisors typically report just a few professional skills. People Management is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 3 percent. Most people 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.
Food Service Supervisors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $25K to $30K. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $35K. After spending 20 years in the field, salary continues to increase for Food Service Supervisors and pay is expected at $41K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter 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 about one in five. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within it.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Houston
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National Average
$30,000
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For Food Service Supervisors, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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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$30,000
Food Preparation
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 172 votes.

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%