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.
|Salary||$24,300 - $72,122|
|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).)
|$20,975 - $51,568|
|Hourly Rate||$9.55 - $17.59|
|Hourly Tips||$0.00 - $4.51|
|Overtime||$12.88 - $27.13|
|Bonus||$247.93 - $20,273|
|Total Pay (||$20,975 - $51,568|
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.Read More...
The supervisor's primary role is to supervise the overall functioning of the restaurant. They are the first person to note when employees are struggling, and they step in to help or take other action to assist the employee in successfully performing up to standards. The supervisor may offer suggestions or implement training as well.
The restaurant supervisor may also be given increased clearance with point-of-sale software to void mistaken transactions and help enter promotional coupons/offers that would normally require the assistance of a manager. The supervisor may work as a liaison, helping bring hourly employees' concerns to the attention of management. The supervisor should expect to work weekends and holidays as required by their restaurant.
Most restaurants look for extensive practical experience in supervisor candidates. Many restaurants prefer to hire their supervisors from within after a person has demonstrated competence and willingness to adhere to all standards of the company. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
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
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.
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