Food Service Supervisor Salary

An average Food Service Supervisor in the United States can expect to take home roughly $13.66 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by geography and tenure. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one in three lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The majority of Food Service Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Food Service Supervisors (65 percent) who took the survey are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,782 - $57,777
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$9.72 - $18.66
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$0$57K
Salary $24,782 - $57,777
Bonus $103.04 - $5,817
Profit Sharing $600
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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$21,334 - $46,207
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 176
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.72 - $18.66
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $2.40
Overtime $14.98 - $26.26
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $103.04 - $5,817
Profit Sharing $600
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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$21,334 - $46,207
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 618

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Job Description for Food Service Supervisor

A food service supervisor works in a restaurant or hotel, ensuring that operations are performed efficiently and properly. Smaller restaurants that do not have the budget for a salaried manager at all hours of operation - or larger restaurants or hotels that want more supervision than their management staff can reasonably provide - are the typical employers of food service supervisors. Generally, this employee has supervisory responsibilities in addition to a regular role such as serving, bartending, or working as an expeditor in the kitchen.

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Food Service Supervisor Tasks

  • Place orders for food and supplies.
  • Prepare the production and service documents as required.
  • Check deliveries and taking inventory on a weekly basis.
  • Supervise food service employees and assist in the preparation and serving of meals.

Common Career Paths for Food Service Supervisor


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Food Service Supervisors who go on to become Directors of Food and Nutrition Services may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Directors of Food and Nutrition Services is $56K annually. A common career progression for a Food Service Supervisor is to become a Food Service Manager or a Restaurant Manager. Compared to Food Service Supervisors, the first group earns $5K more on average, and the second group earns $8K more.

Food Service Supervisor Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Food Service Supervisor


Many Food Service Supervisors can be found at Sodexo, Inc., Aramark, Morrison Healthcare, Trinity Services Group, and Aramark Food Services, firms that are at the top of the field. U.S. Army leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $54K. Compass Group, Morrison Healthcare, and Aramark also offer top salaries for Food Service Supervisors. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $34K, $33K, and $31K, respectively.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Aramark Corporation ($26K), Aramark Higher Education ($27K), and Aramark Food Services ($29K).

Popular Skills for Food Service Supervisor


Survey results suggest that Food Service Supervisors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Team Leadership, Operations Management, Inventory Management, and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Food Safety, Food Preparation, and Scheduling. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Food Preparation.

Pay by Experience Level for Food Service Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Food Service Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Food Service Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 318 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Food Service Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 223 salaries. An experienced Food Service Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 209 salaries. A Food Service 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 147 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,130

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

Food Service Supervisors will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Food Service Supervisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+22 percent), Indianapolis (+18 percent), Syracuse (+18 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). Colorado Springs ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Orlando and 9 percent less in Grand Rapids, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Food Service Supervisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Food Service Supervisor?

Food Service Supervisor in Colorado Springs:
"I enjoy working in Colorado Springs it fun."
Pros: It a great learning experience.
Cons: It's hard to breathe.

Food Service Supervisor in Memphis:
"Its good."
Pros: The atmosphere ,the work load,& the coworkers are cool.
Cons: Mad customers are never a good thing.

Food Service Supervisor in Lexington:
"Short end of the stick."
Pros: I appreciate my job for what it is. I enjoy being able to interact with both my co-workers and customers who come in for a cup of coffee. My job enable me to express my creativity and vigor for learning by experimenting and creating new beverages. It's fun and energetic.
Cons: What I like least about my job is that I feel as though I am not paid enough for the responsibilities placed on me. I am a supervisor at my store and manage up to 9 other partners at once. I make plans day by day to hit targets and reduce waste. It is my responsibility to keep track of inventory. All this is fine, but my wages are under 10 dollars an hour.

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Key Stats for Food Service Supervisor

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 149 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Food Service Supervisor Salaries

▲17%

▲11%

National Average
$31,000

▼2%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Food Service Supervisor Salaries

Team Leadership
▲12%

Inventory Management
▲5%

Operations Management
▲5%


National Average
$31,000




Scheduling
▼4%


Food Safety
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 32%
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