Restaurant Supervisors in the United States take home approximately $12.00 per hour on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men make up a slight majority of Restaurant Supervisors (52 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Restaurant Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — a little less than half — do not have any health coverage, one-half do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,707 - $67,311
(Median)
$26K
$38K
$67K
MEDIAN: $38,199
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$9.08 - $16.11
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,707 - $67,311  
   
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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$20,183 - $44,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.08 - $16.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $9.09  
Overtime
$12.99 - $25.01  
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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$20,183 - $44,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 297
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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. Restaurant Managers or Restaurant Assistant Managers are common next-step roles for Restaurant Supervisors moving up in their careers; annual pay for Restaurant Managers is $10K higher on average, and it's $3K higher for Restaurant Assistant Managers.

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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 28 percent, 13 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Food Preparation, Order Inventory, and Cash Handling. It is often found that people who know Cash Handling are also skilled in 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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $27K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $30K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Restaurant Supervisors make a median salary of $32K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Restaurant Supervisors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $36K.

Restaurant Supervisor Reviews

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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Experience Affects Restaurant Supervisor Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 28%

Inventory Management
up arrow 13%

Customer Relations
up arrow 7%

Scheduling
up arrow 5%

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Training
up arrow 2%

National Average
$29,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%


Order Inventory
up arrow 12%

Food Preparation
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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