Restaurant Supervisor Salary

Average Restaurant Supervisors in the United States make around $12.12 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Men working as Restaurant Supervisors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by slightly less than one-half and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$25,009 - $67,909
$25K
$38K
$68K
MEDIAN: $38,281
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50%
90%

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$9.14 - $16.59
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.12
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,009 - $67,909  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $15,893  
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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$20,302 - $44,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $16.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $8.00  
Overtime
$12.94 - $25.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$197.27 - $15,893  
   
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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$20,302 - $44,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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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For Restaurant Supervisors, progressing to a Restaurant General Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Restaurant General Manager can earn $46K annually. When Restaurant Supervisors are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Restaurant Managers or Restaurant Assistant Managers. Those roles pay an additional $10K and $3K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Restaurant Supervisor


Survey takers working as Restaurant Supervisors report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Training Program Development, Inventory Management, and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 8 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Food Preparation, Order Inventory, and Cash Handling. Those familiar with Cash Handling also tend to know 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: $29,045

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

Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Restaurant Supervisors, 30 percent higher than the national average. Restaurant Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+29 percent), San Francisco (+21 percent), Minneapolis (+21 percent), and Orlando (+19 percent). Portland is the lowest-paying area, 3 percent south of 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.

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Key Stats for Restaurant Supervisor

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

▲24%

▲11%

▲6%

National Average
$29,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Restaurant Supervisor Salaries

Training Program Development
▲28%

Inventory Management
▲8%

Customer Relations
▲7%

▲5%

Scheduling
▲5%

Operations Management
▲4%

People Management
▼0%

National Average
$29,000



Order Inventory
▼11%

Food Preparation
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 50%