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Restaurant Supervisor Salary

Restaurant Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $12.15 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $9.00 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $16.24. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Restaurant Supervisors (51 percent) survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and slightly less than half have dental insurance.

$27,798 - $61,622
(Median)
$28K
$38K
$62K
MEDIAN: $37,564
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$9.00 - $16.24
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,798 - $61,622  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,065  
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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$19,862 - $43,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $16.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $7.40  
Overtime
$12.05 - $25.00  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,065  
   
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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$19,862 - $43,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 340

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Job Description for Restaurant Supervisor

A restaurant supervisor typically works in a food-service establishment below the managerial level. The supervisor - who may also be called a dining room supervisor, head waiter, lead cook, or by another title - works with management to ensure standards of service and food quality are met. The supervisor may also work as a server or cook, but normally he or she is entirely tasked with other responsibilities.

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Restaurant Supervisor Tasks

  • Order supplies, check inventory, maintain budget and deliver paychecks.
  • Oversee food preparation and ingredient sourcing to maintain quality standards.
  • Respond to customer inquiries and requests, describe menu items and price special events.
  • Train, evaluate, mentor and ensure high quality performance from restaurant staff.
  • Evaluate, revise and update menus and prices.

Common Career Paths for Restaurant Supervisor


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At the upper end, Restaurant Supervisors who move into a Restaurant General Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Restaurant General Managers is a much higher $46K per year. When Restaurant Supervisors are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Restaurant Assistant Managers or Restaurant Managers. Those roles pay an additional $3K and $9K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Restaurant Supervisor


Restaurant Supervisors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Training Program Development, Scheduling, and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 5 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Food Preparation, Cash Handling, and Order Inventory. Customer Service is a skill commonly found among those who know Cash Handling.

Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Restaurant Supervisors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $28K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Restaurant Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $38K.

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Experience Affects Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 25%

Scheduling
up arrow 5%

People Management
up arrow 3%

Customer Relations
up arrow 3%

Training
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000


Order Inventory
up arrow 13%


Food Preparation
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 42%
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