Restaurant Supervisor Salary

The average Restaurant Supervisor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $12.12 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.99 per hour and $16.13. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Restaurant Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Restaurant Supervisors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. While more than two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and slightly less than half have dental, as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$27,031 - $61,064
(Median)
$27K
$37K
$61K
MEDIAN: $37,277
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$8.99 - $16.13
(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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$19,822 - $43,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.99 - $16.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $6.61  
Overtime
$11.92 - $24.97  
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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$19,822 - $43,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 348
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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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As Restaurant Supervisors transition into upper-level roles such as Restaurant General Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Restaurant General Managers earn $46K on average per year. Typical career progression for a Restaurant Supervisor involves becoming a Restaurant Assistant Manager or a Restaurant Manager, roles that pay $3K more and $9K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Restaurant Supervisor


Survey results suggest that Restaurant Supervisors use a fairly large toolkit 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 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Food Preparation, Cash Handling, and Order Inventory. Many workers who know Cash Handling also know 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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $28K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $30K. Restaurant Supervisors see a median salary of $32K 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 $38K.

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Experience Affects Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

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%

Customer Relations
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 3%

Training
up arrow 1%

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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