Restaurant Supervisor Salary

Restaurant Supervisors in the United States can expect wages of $12.33 per hour on average. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Restaurant Supervisors who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. While one-half report receiving no health benefits, close to one-half do receive medical coverage, and nearly two in five have dental, as well. For the most part, Restaurant Supervisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$24,673 - $70,133
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MEDIAN: $40,103
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$9.32 - $16.96
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$0$70K
Salary $24,673 - $70,133
Bonus $232.70 - $16,487
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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$20,739 - $50,509
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 85
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.32 - $16.96
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $9.64
Overtime $13.20 - $25.73
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $232.70 - $16,487
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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$20,739 - $50,509
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 302

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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

  • Train, evaluate, mentor and ensure high quality performance from restaurant staff.
  • Evaluate, revise and update menus and prices.
  • Respond to customer inquiries and requests, describe menu items and price special events.
  • Order supplies, check inventory, maintain budget and deliver paychecks.
  • Oversee food preparation and ingredient sourcing to maintain quality standards.

Common Career Paths for Restaurant Supervisor


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Restaurant Supervisors who go on to become Restaurant General Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Restaurant General Managers is $46K annually. Typical career progression for a Restaurant Supervisor involves becoming a Restaurant Manager or a Restaurant Assistant Manager, roles that pay $9K more and $2K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Restaurant Supervisor


Restaurant Supervisors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Training Program Development can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Inventory Management and Customer Relations are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 5 percent and 25 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Food Preparation, Order Inventory, and Cash Handling. Those proficient in Cash Handling are, more often than not, also skilled in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Restaurant Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Restaurant Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 239 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Restaurant Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Restaurant Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 87 salaries. A Restaurant Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,789

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Restaurant Supervisors in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Restaurant Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+26 percent), San Francisco (+18 percent), Minneapolis (+18 percent), and Orlando (+16 percent). Portland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 5 percent below the national average.

Restaurant Supervisor Reviews

Q: 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.

Restaurant Supervisor in Grand Rapids:
"Love my job and hate my job."
Pros: The people I work with and the type of environment I work in.
Cons: Long hours, work alot weekends. No paid vacations. Communication.

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Key Stats for Restaurant Supervisor

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

▲21%

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$30,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

Training Program Development
▲25%

Customer Relations
▲5%

Inventory Management
▲5%

▲3%

Scheduling
▲2%

Operations Management
▲2%

National Average
$30,000

People Management
▼3%



Order Inventory
▼14%

Food Preparation
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 51%
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