Entry-Level Food Service Workers pull down an average of $9.56 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Food Service Workers who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. Just under a third enjoy medical while just under one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one in five. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$10,083 - $34,553
(Median)
$10K
$21K
$35K
MEDIAN: $21,179
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$7.85 - $12.43
(Median)
$7
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary 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$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$10,083 - $34,553  
   
Bonus
$50.17 - $773  
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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$16,190 - $27,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate 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$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.85 - $12.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.80  
Overtime
$4.51 - $19.25  
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
$50.17 - $773  
   
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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$16,190 - $27,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,109
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Sodexo, Inc., Aramark, Subway Restaurant Inc, Compass Group, and Aramark Food Services are all popular places to work. Those at Aramark Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $21K. Entry-Level Food Service Workers can also look forward to large paychecks at Morrison Healthcare ($20K), Aramark ($20K), and Target Corporation ($19K).

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc ($17K), Taco Bell Corporation ($17K), and Subway Restaurant Inc ($18K).

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 66%
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