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Restaurant Supervisor Salary

The average Restaurant Supervisor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $12.17 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.00 per hour, and the top verges on $16.18. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Work is enjoyable for Restaurant Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by just under a half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$27,712 - $61,820
(Median)
$28K
$38K
$62K
MEDIAN: $37,564
10%
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90%

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$9.00 - $16.18
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,712 - $61,820  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,065  
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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$19,883 - $43,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $16.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $7.45  
Overtime
$12.09 - $24.95  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,065  
   
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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$19,883 - $43,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 330

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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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At the upper end, Restaurant Supervisors who move into a Restaurant General Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Restaurant General Managers is a much higher $46K per year. A common career progression for a Restaurant Supervisor is to become a Restaurant Assistant Manager or a Restaurant Manager. Compared to Restaurant Supervisors, the first group earns $3K more on average, and the second group earns $9K more.

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Popular Skills for Restaurant Supervisor


Survey results suggest that Restaurant Supervisors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Training Program Development, People Management, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 6 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Food Preparation, Cash Handling, and Order Inventory. Aptitude in Cash Handling tends to also indicate an understanding of Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Restaurant Supervisor

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $28K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $30K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Restaurant Supervisors make a median salary of $32K. As Restaurant Supervisors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $38K.

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Experience Affects Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 25%

People Management
up arrow 6%

Scheduling
up arrow 5%

Training
0%

National Average
$30,000

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Order Inventory
up arrow 13%


Food Preparation
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 42%
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