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Restaurant Supervisor Salary

An average Restaurant Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.19 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.97 per hour on the low end to $16.26 on the high end. 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 52 percent. Job satisfaction for Restaurant Supervisors is high. Although more than half have medical coverage and a little less than one-half have dental coverage, just over two-fifths claim no health benefits at all.
$27,958 - $62,102
(Median)
$28K
$38K
$62K
MEDIAN: $37,698
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$8.97 - $16.26
(Median)
$9
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$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,958 - $62,102  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,037  
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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$19,720 - $43,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.97 - $16.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $5.54  
Overtime
$11.89 - $25.12  
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 - $2,037  
   
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).
)
$19,720 - $43,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 294
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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 who go on to become Restaurant General Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Restaurant General Managers is $45K annually. The most common next step for a Restaurant Supervisor is to become a Restaurant Assistant Manager or a Restaurant Manager. The former position pays an additional $3K per year on average, and the latter position pays $9K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Restaurant Supervisor


Survey results show that Restaurant Supervisors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, People Management, Customer Service, and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Food Preparation as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Cash Handling and Order Inventory also typically command lower compensation. 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. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $29K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $30K. 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 $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

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

People Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Order Inventory
up arrow 14%


Food Preparation
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 43%