Entry-Level Food Service Worker Salary

The average Entry-Level Food Service Worker earns approximately $9.81 per hour. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Entry-Level Food Service Workers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 61 percent of professionals. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Entry-Level Food Service Workers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. More than half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, just under a third report medical coverage and nearly one in four claim dental coverage as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10,044 - $35,005
$10K
$21K
$35K
MEDIAN: $21,488
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$7.92 - $12.86
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$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.81
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$0$35K
Salary $10,044 - $35,005
Bonus $50.51 - $1,006
Profit Sharing $50.00
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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$16,303 - $28,240
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 88
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $7.92 - $12.86
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $1.88
Overtime $7.54 - $19.83
Annual Data $0$28K
Bonus $50.51 - $1,006
Profit Sharing $50.00
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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$16,303 - $28,240
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,190

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Sodexo, Inc., Aramark, Subway Restaurant Inc, Compass Group, and Aramark Food Services are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Food Service Workers in this area. Entry-Level Food Service Workers in search of the best pay head to Compass Group, where the median salary rolls in at $21K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $24K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $16K. Aramark Corporation, Aramark Food Services, and Target Corporation are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Entry-Level Food Service Workers earning around $20K, $20K, or $19K at each firm, respectively.

Also approaching the lower end are Taco Bell Corporation at $17K, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $17K, and Subway Restaurant Inc at $18K.

Food Service Worker Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Food Service Worker in Hawkinsville:
"B strong."
Make sure this is what you want to do cooking for inmates is stressful.

Food Service Worker in Chillicothe:
"Don't work for people who don't care."
Dont get used , demand respect, keep track of your hours , and don't work for people who don't know what there doing.

Food Service Worker in Schenectady:
"Gosh."
Don't let people get you down.

Food Service Worker in Woodstock:
"Stuck."
Make sure that you can advance in the industry.

Food Service Worker in New Bedford:
"Wish I knew there was a wage freeze."
For a job that has you on your toes all day paying extra attention to food and patients tray line all diets in correct order it doent pay too well.

Food Service Worker in Des Moines:
"Not compensaded:"
Be open minded and willing to work and learn.

Food Service Worker in Los Angeles:
They need to give us more money.

Key Stats for Food Service Worker

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 208 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
12%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 66%
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