Restaurant Supervisor Salary

Average Restaurant Supervisors in the United States make around $12.41 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Work is enjoyable for Restaurant Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Restaurant Supervisors (52 percent) survey respondents. Although a little less than half have medical coverage and close to two-fifths have dental coverage, a little more than half claim no health benefits at all. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,300 - $72,122
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$72K
MEDIAN: $40,450
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$9.55 - $17.59
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$0$72K
Salary $24,300 - $72,122
Bonus $247.93 - $20,273
Total Pay (?
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$20,975 - $51,568
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 90
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.55 - $17.59
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $4.51
Overtime $12.88 - $27.13
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $247.93 - $20,273
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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$20,975 - $51,568
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 306

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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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Restaurant Supervisors who transition into a Restaurant General Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $46K per year. Restaurant Supervisors most often move into positions as Restaurant Managers or Restaurant Assistant Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $9K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Restaurant Supervisor


Restaurant Supervisors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Training Program Development, Inventory Management, and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Food Preparation, Order Inventory, and Cash Handling. Most people experienced in Cash Handling also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Restaurant Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Restaurant Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 239 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Restaurant Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Restaurant Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 87 salaries. A Restaurant Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,929

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Restaurant Supervisors, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Restaurant Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+26 percent), San Francisco (+18 percent), Minneapolis (+18 percent), and Orlando (+17 percent). Portland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 4 percent below the national average.

Restaurant Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Restaurant Supervisor?

Restaurant Supervisor in Denver:
"Supervisor at Denver Hotel."
Pros: Meeting people, looking after them with food and beverages and making them SMILE.
Cons: None as yet.

Restaurant Supervisor in Grand Rapids:
"Love my job and hate my job."
Pros: The people I work with and the type of environment I work in.
Cons: Long hours, work alot weekends. No paid vacations. Communication.

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Key Stats for Restaurant Supervisor

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

▲20%

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$30,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

Training Program Development
▲24%

Inventory Management
▲5%

Customer Relations
▲4%

▲2%

Scheduling
▲2%

Operations Management
▲1%

National Average
$30,000

People Management
▼3%



Order Inventory
▼14%

Food Preparation
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 50%
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