Average Cafeteria Worker Hourly Pay

$10.36
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$200
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The average hourly pay for a Cafeteria Worker is $10.36.
10%
$8.18
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$10.36
90%
$13.87
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What Do Cafeteria Workers Do?

Cafeteria Worker Tasks
  • Serve customers standard portions of food, answering questions about ingredients, and preparation.
  • Place food, condiments and supplies in the appropriate locations.
  • Wash and clean area and equipment, including dishes, pots, and pans.
  • Collect payment for items purchased.
  • Prepare food according to established procedures, following hygienic practices and ensuring correct temperatures.

Job Satisfaction for Cafeteria Worker

3.8 out of 5
(93)
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Popular Employer Salaries for Cafeteria Worker

The top respondents for the job title Cafeteria Worker are from the companies Sam's Club, Sodexo, Inc. and Decatur Memorial Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Decatur Memorial Hospital where the average pay is $11.19. Sodexo, Inc. pays the lowest at around $9.64.

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Cafeteria Workers?

An entry-level Cafeteria Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.79 based on 60 salaries. An early career Cafeteria Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.16 based on 269 salaries. A mid-career Cafeteria Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.33 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Cafeteria Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.70 based on 89 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
Employees with Cafeteria Worker in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 45.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (25.5% more) and San Bernardino, California (24.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (3.9% less), Dallas, Texas (3.8% less) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 575 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.4%
Early Career
46.8%
Mid Career
19.5%
Experienced
15.5%
Late Career
7.8%