Entry-Level Food Service Worker Salary

Entry-Level Food Service Workers can expect wages of $9.83 per hour on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Food Service Workers. Although just under one in three have medical coverage and nearly one in four have dental coverage, a majority claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Entry-Level Food Service Workers (62 percent) who took the survey are women. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$9,696 - $31,553
$10K
$20K
$32K
MEDIAN: $19,898
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$7.97 - $13.02
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MEDIAN: $9.94
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$0$31K
Salary $9,696 - $31,553
Bonus $97.87 - $994
Profit Sharing $50.00
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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$16,334 - $28,539
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 95
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $7.97 - $13.02
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $1.71
Overtime $7.63 - $19.88
Annual Data $0$28K
Bonus $97.87 - $994
Profit Sharing $50.00
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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$16,334 - $28,539
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,227

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Food Service Worker Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Food Service Worker


Entry-Level Food Service Workers fill the offices of leading firms Sodexo, Inc., Aramark, Subway Restaurant Inc, Compass Group, and Aramark Food Services. Pay for Entry-Level Food Service Workers is best at Compass Group, which offers a median salary of $21K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $16K to $24K. Also paying near the top of the field are Aramark Corporation at $20K, Aramark Food Services at $20K, and Target Corporation, where Entry-Level Food Service Workers annually earn $19K.

Workers at Taco Bell Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and Subway Restaurant Inc also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $17K, $17K, and $18K respectively.

Food Service Worker Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Food Service Worker in Hawkinsville:
"B strong."
Make sure this is what you want to do cooking for inmates is stressful.

Food Service Worker in Chillicothe:
"Don't work for people who don't care."
Dont get used , demand respect, keep track of your hours , and don't work for people who don't know what there doing.

Food Service Worker in Schenectady:
"Gosh."
Don't let people get you down.

Food Service Worker in Woodstock:
"Stuck."
Make sure that you can advance in the industry.

Food Service Worker in New Bedford:
"Wish I knew there was a wage freeze."
For a job that has you on your toes all day paying extra attention to food and patients tray line all diets in correct order it doent pay too well.

Food Service Worker in Des Moines:
"Not compensaded:"
Be open minded and willing to work and learn.

Food Service Worker in Los Angeles:
They need to give us more money.

Key Stats for Food Service Worker

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 242 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 242 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 64%
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