Restaurant Supervisor Salary

Earnings for Restaurant Supervisors in the United States come in at around $12.10 per hour on average. Compensation ranges from $9.01 per hour on the lower end to $16.09 on the higher end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and slightly less than half have dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Restaurant Supervisors.

$27,031 - $61,064
(Median)
$27K
$37K
$61K
MEDIAN: $37,277
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$9.01 - $16.09
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,031 - $61,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,057  
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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$19,867 - $43,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $16.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $6.61  
Overtime
$11.94 - $24.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,057  
   
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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$19,867 - $43,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 355
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Restaurant General Manager. The latter position pays an average of $46K annually. Restaurant Supervisors most often move into positions as Restaurant Assistant Managers or Restaurant Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $3K higher and $9K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Restaurant Supervisor


Survey results imply that Restaurant Supervisors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Training Program Development, Customer Relations, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Food Preparation, Cash Handling, and Order Inventory. Aptitude in Cash Handling tends to also indicate an understanding of Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Supervisor

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


Restaurant Supervisors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $28K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $38K.

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Experience Affects Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 26%

Customer Relations
up arrow 5%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

Training
0%

National Average
$30,000


Order Inventory
up arrow 12%


Food Preparation
up arrow 18%

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
20%
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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