Entry-Level Food Service Worker Salary

Average Entry-Level Food Service Workers make around $9.13 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Female Entry-Level Food Service Workers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (64 percent) are women. Nearly one in three enjoy medical while approximately one-fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one in five. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$11,350 - $34,856
(Median)
$11K
$21K
$35K
MEDIAN: $21,478
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$7.64 - $12.11
(Median)
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$11,350 - $34,856  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $304.10  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$15,791 - $26,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.64 - $12.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.64  
Overtime
$2.21 - $19.37  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $304.10  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$15,791 - $26,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,164
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Subway Restaurant Inc, Sodexo, Inc., Compass Group, Aramark Food Services, and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Food Service Workers. Salary cannot be beat at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., where median pay comes to $19K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $17K, and the higher end is not far away at $23K. Other big spenders include Compass Group, Sodexo, Inc., and Aramark Food Services, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Food Service Workers see paychecks nearing $19K, $19K, or $18K.

Also approaching the lower end are Subway Restaurant Inc at $17K, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc at $17K, and Target Corporation at $18K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 64%
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