Average Food Service Worker Hourly Pay

$10.79
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$399
Bonus
$400
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The average hourly pay for a Food Service Worker is $10.79.
10%
$8.27
MEDIAN
$10.79
90%
$14.79
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $15
Bonus
$10 - $2,936
Profit Sharing
$2 - $5,068
Total Pay
$17,130 - $31,392
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What Do Food Service Workers Do?

Food Service Worker Tasks
  • Prepares food orders.
  • Works as short order cook.
  • Complete multiple cash and charge transactions.
  • Serves retail food items.

Job Satisfaction for Food Service Worker

3.6 out of 5
(831)
Highly Satisfied
78Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Food Service Worker are from the companies Sodexo, Inc., Aramark and Subway Restaurant Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Aramark Food Services where the average pay is $10.45. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sodexo, Inc. and Compass Group, earning around $10.42 and $10.33, respectively. Chick-Fil-A Inc pays the lowest at around $8.88. Taco Bell Corporation and Subway Restaurant Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.03 and $9.07, respectively.

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Food Service Workers?

An entry-level Food Service Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.98 based on 310 salaries. An early career Food Service Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.37 based on 1,958 salaries. A mid-career Food Service Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.29 based on 684 salaries. An experienced Food Service Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.91 based on 606 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
Employees with Food Service Worker in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 31.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (22.7% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (15.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (4.4% less) and San Antonio, Texas (1.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,851 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.0%
Early Career
50.8%
Mid Career
17.8%
Experienced
15.7%
Late Career
7.6%