Entry-Level Food Service Worker Salary

Entry-Level Food Service Workers pull down an average of $9.00 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — the larger part — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by approximately one in three and dental plans are enjoyed by one in four. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Food Service Workers (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$7,421 - $32,500
(Median)
$7K
$19K
$32K
MEDIAN: $19,171
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$7.58 - $12.33
(Median)
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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90%

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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$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$7,421 - $32,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $401.34  
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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$15,588 - $27,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.58 - $12.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.67  
Overtime
$1.01 - $19.96  
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 - $401.34  
   
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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$15,588 - $27,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 930
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Subway Restaurant Inc, Sodexo, Inc., Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., Target Corporation, and Compass Group are all popular places to work. 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.

Entry-Level Food Service Workers will find the worst pay at Subway Restaurant Inc, where the median salary crawls in at $17K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $22K, leaving little room for growth.

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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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