Food Service Associate Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$29,000
$21,000
Min 10%
$29,000
Median 50%
$38,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Ocean State Job Lot
Highest Paying City
New York, NY
Highest Paying State
New York
Average Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does a food service associate make?
As a Food Service Associate in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $29,099 per year or $13.99 per hour. The top 10 percent of earners make over $38,000 annually, whereas the bottom 10 percent of earners make under $21,000 per year. Retail companies and Health Care companies have the most job opportunities for Food Service Associates. The top 5 states when it comes to Food Service Associate salaries are New York, Delaware, West Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The typical tenure for a Food Service Associate is 2.0 years.

Average Food Service Associate Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Food Service Associate in the USA is $29,099 annually or $13.99 hourly. The city with the highest Food Service Associate salary is New York, NY at $41,225 per year. Even an entry-level Food Service Associate makes $24,000 per year in New York, NY. New York, Delaware, West Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts are the states with the highest payscale for Food Service Associates. Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas have the lowest Food Service Associate salaries.

Map of Food Service Associate Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Food Service Associate Salary By Company

Food Service Associates can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Food Service Associates are Retail companies and Health Care companies. Food Service Associates at Ocean State Job Lot and TMC Healthcare report the highest salaries. Companies like LifePoint Health and Hartford HealthCare also pay high salaries to their Food Service Associates.

Average Food Service Associate Pay By Industry

Food Service Associate salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Manufacturing companies, Health Care companies, and Retail companies tend to have the highest salaries for Food Service Associates. Manufacturing companies pay their Food Service Associates the highest wages, averaging $31,474 per year. Health Care companies and Retail companies pay well too, at $31,194 and $27,998, respectively. At $27,007, the average salary for Food Service Associates in the Hospitality industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$31,474
$31k
Health Care
Health Care
$31,194
$31k
Retail
Retail
$27,998
$28k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$27,007
$27k

Food Service Associate Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Food Service Associate Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Food Service Associate can range from $22,290 to $33,457 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 Associate Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Lintons Managed Services
Food Service Associate-Coroapolis
04/25/2020
$29,218
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04/17/2020
$31,305
Food Service Associate
03/12/2020
$31,305
Food Service Associate-Pay Up To
03/10/2020
$27,131
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03/04/2020
$31,305
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02/29/2020
$31,305
Food Service Associate (With Location Pay Differential!)
02/21/2020
$27,131
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Food Service Associate
01/31/2020
$22,957
Catholic Health Initiative
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01/29/2020
$25,566
Catholic Health Initiatives
Food Service Associate
01/27/2020
$25,566
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