Entry-Level Food Service Worker Salary

For Entry-Level Food Service Workers, hourly average wages total $9.70 per hour. Residence 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 (61 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Although slightly less than a third have medical coverage and slightly less than a fourth have dental coverage, the greater part claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Food Service Workers is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10,003 - $34,824
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$22K
$35K
MEDIAN: $21,808
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$7.89 - $12.68
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MEDIAN: $9.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$10,003 - $34,824  
   
Bonus
$50.34 - $766  
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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$16,248 - $27,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.89 - $12.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.89  
Overtime
$4.89 - $19.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$50.34 - $766  
   
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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$16,248 - $27,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,155

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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. Compass Group offers the best pay with a median salary of $21K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $16K and maxing out at just $24K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Aramark Corporation, Aramark Food Services, and Target Corporation, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Food Service Workers rake in a solid $20K, $20K, or $19K, respectively.

Taco Bell Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Subway Restaurant Inc also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $17K, $17K, and $18K.

Key Stats for Food Service Worker

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 176 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
12%
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 66%