Restaurant Supervisor Salary

Average Restaurant Supervisors in the United States make around $12.08 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.99 per hour on the low end to $16.07 on the high end. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Restaurant Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although the larger part have medical coverage and just under a half have dental coverage, just over two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,031 - $61,064

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$8.99 - $16.07

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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
$27,031 - $61,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
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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$19,839 - $43,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.99 - $16.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.86  
Overtime
$11.92 - $24.70  
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 - $2,061  
   
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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$19,839 - $43,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 358
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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. Restaurant Supervisors typically move into roles as Restaurant Assistant Managers or Restaurant Managers, and those positions pay $3K more and $9K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Restaurant Supervisor


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Training Program Development, Operations Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 16 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Food Preparation, Cash Handling, and Order Inventory. Most people familiar with 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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $28K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $38K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 26%

Operations Management
up arrow 16%

People Management
up arrow 12%

Customer Relations
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

Training
0%

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 113 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

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: 56% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 42%
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