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Entry-Level Food Service Worker Salary

Entry-Level Food Service Workers pull down an average of $8.94 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of Entry-Level Food Service Workers (64 percent) who took the survey are female. Although roughly a third have medical coverage and approximately one-fourth have dental coverage, the larger part claim no health benefits at all. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$8,140 - $35,572
(Median)
$8K
$20K
$36K
MEDIAN: $20,422
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$7.51 - $12.34
(Median)
$7
$8
$12
MEDIAN: $8.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$8,140 - $35,572  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $386.30  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $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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$15,537 - $27,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate 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$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.51 - $12.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.70  
Overtime
$1.04 - $20.58  
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.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $386.30  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $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).
)
$15,537 - $27,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 860

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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level Food Service Workers include Subway Restaurant Inc, Target Corporation, Sodexo, Inc., Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., and Compass Group. For Entry-Level Food Service Workers, comfortable salaries can be found at Sodexo, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $19K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($16K versus $31K) is great.

Subway Restaurant Inc offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $16K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $15K to $21K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 61%