Entry-Level Food Service Worker Salary

Entry-Level Food Service Workers can expect wages of $9.02 per hour on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Entry-Level Food Service Workers (65 percent) who took the survey are female. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and the larger part lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by around one in three and dental coverage is claimed by about a fourth. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$10,815 - $34,250

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$7.61 - $12.36

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$10,815 - $34,250  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $391.49  
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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$15,814 - $27,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.61 - $12.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.78  
Overtime
$1.01 - $20.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $391.49  
   
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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$15,814 - $27,219  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 947
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Subway Restaurant Inc, Sodexo, Inc., Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., Target Corporation, and Compass Group are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Food Service Workers. Entry-Level Food Service Workers flock to Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $19K lead the pack in compensation.

With a median salary of $16K, Subway Restaurant Inc provides Entry-Level Food Service Workers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $22K, limiting employee salary growth.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 63%
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