Restaurant Supervisor Salary

For Restaurant Supervisors, hourly average wages total $12.04 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.94 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $16.07. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Restaurant Supervisors making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a little over a half and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. Most Restaurant Supervisors report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of 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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90%

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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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Restaurant Supervisors' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Restaurant General Manager. The average Restaurant General Manager brings home $46K 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


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Food Preparation, Cash Handling, and Order Inventory. The majority of those 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 Restaurant Supervisors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $28K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $31K on average. Restaurant Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. Restaurant Supervisors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $40K.

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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