Entry-Level Food Service Worker Salary

Entry-Level Food Service Workers can expect to earn an average of $9.00 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The larger part of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, roughly one in three report medical coverage and close to one-fourth claim dental coverage as well. Though the majority of Entry-Level Food Service Workers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. There are more female Entry-Level Food Service Workers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 65 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$7,435 - $34,932
(Median)
$7K
$20K
$35K
MEDIAN: $19,632
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$7.58 - $12.35
(Median)
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $8.00
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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
$7,435 - $34,932  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $397.32  
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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$15,592 - $27,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.58 - $12.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.68  
Overtime
$1.02 - $19.71  
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.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $397.32  
   
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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$15,592 - $27,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 930
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Subway Restaurant Inc, Sodexo, Inc., Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., Target Corporation, and Compass Group are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Food Service Workers in this area. Entry-Level Food Service Workers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., where the average salary comes to $19K.

Subway Restaurant Inc doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $17K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $22K and scope of pay is rather limited.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 62%
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