Food Service Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$25,000
$20,000
Min 10%
$25,000
Median 50%
$32,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Onslow Memorial Hospital
Highest Paying City
Fargo, ND
Highest Paying State
New York
Average Experience Level
2.2 years
How much does a food service assistant make?
As a Food Service Assistant in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $25,924 per year or $12.46 per hour. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 12,000. The top 10 percent earn over $32,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $20,000 annually. Retail companies and Health Care companies have the most job opportunities for Food Service Assistants. States with the highest Food Service Assistant salaries include New York, Delaware, Alaska, West Virginia, and Massachusetts. The typical employment for a Food Service Assistant is 2.2 years.

Average Food Service Assistant Salary By Location

Across America, Food Service Assistants make on average $25,924 annually or $12.46 hourly. Fargo, ND reports the highest Food Service Assistant salaries at $30,732 per year. The average starting salary in Fargo, ND for Food Service Assistants is $25,000. New York, Delaware, Alaska, West Virginia, and Massachusetts are the highest paying states. Arkansas, Alabama, Kansas, Texas, and Louisiana are the lowest earners.

Map of Food Service Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Food Service Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Food Service Assistant Salary By Company

Food Service Assistants can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Food Service Assistants are in Retail companies and Health Care companies. Onslow Memorial Hospital and San Mateo are the highest paying companies. Companies like Baxter Regional Medical Center and Dallas Independent School District also pay high salaries to their Food Service Assistants.

Average Food Service Assistant Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Food Service Assistant works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Manufacturing companies, Retail companies, and Health Care companies pay their Food Service Assistants well. Manufacturing companies pay their Food Service Assistants the highest wages, averaging $27,284 per year. Retail companies and Health Care companies pay well too, at $27,142 and $26,151, respectively. At $23,813, the average salary for Food Service Assistants in the Hospitality industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$27,284
$27k
Retail
Retail
$27,142
$27k
Health Care
Health Care
$26,151
$26k
Education
Education
$26,081
$26k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$23,813
$24k

Food Service Assistant Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Food Service Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Food Service Assistant can range from $19,857 to $29,806 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Food Service Assistant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Peace Health
Food Service Assistant
04/25/2020
$27,882
Food Service Assistant
04/24/2020
$31,200
Peace Health
Food Service Assistant-Kitchen Phsw Medical Center
04/24/2020
$29,427
State of Nebraska
Food Service Assistant
04/12/2020
$22,894
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
Food Services Assistant (Food Service Assistant)
04/08/2020
$59,697
Food Service Assistant
04/08/2020
$27,882
Food Service Assistant
03/31/2020
$22,894
Food Service Assistant
03/29/2020
$31,200
Wisconsin State Government
Food Service Assistant-Southern Wisconsin Center
03/27/2020
$25,545
Peace Health
Food Service Assistant-Kitchen Phsw Medical Center
03/24/2020
$29,427
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