Average Restaurant Supervisors in the United States make around $12.14 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men make up a slight majority of Restaurant Supervisors (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by one-half and dental coverage is claimed by just over two-fifths. Work is enjoyable for Restaurant Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$25,279 - $67,176
$25K
$38K
$67K
MEDIAN: $38,082
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90%

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$9.15 - $16.40
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,279 - $67,176  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $16,107  
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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$20,365 - $45,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.15 - $16.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $8.56  
Overtime
$12.95 - $25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$195.74 - $16,107  
   
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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$20,365 - $45,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 307

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Restaurant Supervisor


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Restaurant Supervisors may progress into high-paying roles like Restaurant General Manager, where median compensation is $46K annually. Restaurant Supervisors most often move into positions as Restaurant Managers or Restaurant Assistant Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $10K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Restaurant Supervisor


Survey results imply that Restaurant Supervisors deploy 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 27 percent, 12 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Food Preparation, Order Inventory, and Cash Handling. Those familiar with Cash Handling also tend to know People Management.

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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $28K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $31K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Restaurant Supervisors see a median salary of $33K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Restaurant Supervisor generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $36K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,295

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

With a pay rate for Restaurant Supervisors that is 31 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Restaurant Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+28 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), Minneapolis (+20 percent), and Orlando (+18 percent). Portland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 3 percent.

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.

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Key Stats for Restaurant Supervisor

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Restaurant Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 27%

Inventory Management
up arrow 12%

Customer Relations
up arrow 7%


Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$29,000




Order Inventory
up arrow 12%

Food Preparation
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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