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Entry-Level Food Service Worker Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Food Service Workers lies in the neighborhood of $8.97 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Food Service Workers (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Entry-Level Food Service Workers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — the greater part lack any form of coverage — but one in three have medical insurance, and roughly a fourth have dental, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$7,677 - $34,539
(Median)
$8K
$20K
$35K
MEDIAN: $19,632
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$7.54 - $12.31
(Median)
$7
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$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
$7,677 - $34,539  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $393.05  
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $1,179  
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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$15,552 - $26,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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
$7.54 - $12.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.57  
Overtime
$1.44 - $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.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $393.05  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $1,179  
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).
)
$15,552 - $26,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 889

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Dominating the field, Subway Restaurant Inc, Sodexo, Inc., Target Corporation, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., and Compass Group are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Food Service Workers. Sodexo, Inc. does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $19K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $16K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $31K.

The lowest salaries can be found at Subway Restaurant Inc — median pay is $16K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $15K and only reaching $21K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 157 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%
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