Food Service Worker Salary

The average pay for a Food Service Worker is $9.56 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$8,324 - $37,299
(Median)
$8K
$19K
$37K
MEDIAN: $19,443
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50%
90%

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$7.74 - $13.81
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$8,324 - $37,299  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $400.00  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $1,200  
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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$15,897 - $29,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.74 - $13.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.32  
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $400.00  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $1,200  
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).
)
$15,897 - $29,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,451
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Job Description for Food Service Worker

A food service worker may work as a waiter, waitress or bartender at a restaurant; they may or may not need a certificate or license. Some industries consider bussers and dishwashers to be food service workers. Food service workers can find employment in hospital, nursing home, or school, among many other institutions.

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Food Service Worker Tasks

  • Complete multiple cash and charge transactions.
  • Serves retail food items.
  • Prepares food orders.
  • Works as short order cook.

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Pay by Experience Level for Food Service Worker

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

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Experience Affects Food Service Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$20,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 242 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 55%
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