Restaurant Supervisor Salary

For Restaurant Supervisors, hourly average wages total $12.04 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $8.94 per hour, and the top verges on $16.07. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men working as Restaurant Supervisors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a little over a half and dental coverage is claimed by just over two-fifths. Most Restaurant Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,564 - $61,098
(Median)
$27K
$38K
$61K
MEDIAN: $37,638
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$8.94 - $16.07
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,564 - $61,098  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,078  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$19,672 - $43,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.94 - $16.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $8.41  
Overtime
$12.19 - $24.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,078  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$19,672 - $43,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 413
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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. The most common next step for a Restaurant Supervisor is to become a Restaurant Manager or a Restaurant Assistant Manager. The former position pays an additional $10K per year on average, and the latter position pays $3K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Restaurant Supervisor


Restaurant Supervisors seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Training Program Development, Inventory Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 19 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Food Preparation, Cash Handling, and Order Inventory. Most people who know Cash Handling also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Supervisor

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


For many Restaurant Supervisors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $28K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $31K. On average, Restaurant Supervisors make $32K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Restaurant Supervisor with more than 20 years of experience can earn $40K on average.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 37%



National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 27%

Inventory Management
up arrow 19%

Operations Management
up arrow 16%

Customer Relations
up arrow 7%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Training
up arrow 1%

National Average
$29,000

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Order Inventory
up arrow 12%


Food Preparation
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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