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Entry-Level Food Service Worker Salary

Entry-Level Food Service Workers take home approximately $8.91 per hour on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and the greater part lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by around one in three and dental coverage is claimed by one-fourth. Female Entry-Level Food Service Workers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$8,028 - $35,080
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MEDIAN: $20,568
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$7.47 - $12.20
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National Salary Data

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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$8,028 - $35,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $407.46  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $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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$15,455 - $27,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.47 - $12.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.99  
Overtime
$1.48 - $20.67  
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 - $407.46  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $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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$15,455 - $27,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 822
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Food Service Worker


Although Sodexo, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $19K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $16K or as much as $31K.

Entry-Level Food Service Workers will find the worst pay at Subway Restaurant Inc, where the median salary crawls in at $16K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $21K, leaving little room for growth.

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: 62%