Food Service Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$28,000
$22,000
$28,000
$37,000
The average Food Service Specialist makes about $29,003 per year. That's $13.94 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $22,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $37,000. Many of Food Service Specialists seem to be drawn to Non Profits and Retail companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case Food Service Specialists tend to work at Health Care, Retail, and Government companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia pay Food Service Specialists the highest salaries.
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Map of Food Service Specialist Salaries

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

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Average Food Service Specialist Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for Food Service Specialists. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Utah, Colorado, and Kentucky.

Average Food Service Specialist Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a Food Service Specialist, being employed by a company such as The Blackstone Group or Southeastern Grocers would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like HonorHealth and Space Exploration Technologies also report highly competitive salaries for Food Service Specialists.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Average Food Service Specialist Pay By Industry

Food Service Specialist salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with Health Care, Retail, and Government companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a Food Service Specialist can make a yearly salary of $32,256 while working for Health Care companies. All the while, other Food Service Specialists are making $31,081 at Retail companies and $28,841 at Government companies. One industry Food Service Specialists may want to avoid is the Hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $28,374.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$32,256
$32k
Retail
Retail
$31,081
$31k
Government
Government
$28,841
$29k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$28,374
$28k

Food Service Specialist Salary History

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Food Service Specialist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Food Service Specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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 Specialist Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
{Title:Food Service Specialist}
{Title:Food Service Specialist}
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$28,070
$28,070
06/28/2020
Food Service Specialist 1
Food Service Specialist 1
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$16,696
$16,696
06/27/2020
Food Service Specialist I (Dorm Aide)
Food Service Specialist I (Dorm Aide)
06/18/2020
06/18/2020
$15,080
$15,080
06/18/2020
Food Services Specialist
Food Services Specialist
06/11/2020
06/11/2020
$29,030
$29,030
06/11/2020
Food Service Specialist 1
Food Service Specialist 1
05/30/2020
05/30/2020
$16,696
$16,696
05/30/2020
Food Services Specialist I (Tray Line)
Food Services Specialist I (Tray Line)
05/28/2020
05/28/2020
$15,080
$15,080
05/28/2020
Food Services Specialist/Temp
Food Services Specialist/Temp
05/27/2020
05/27/2020
$41,740
$41,740
05/27/2020
Food Service Specialist-Lincoln Area
Food Service Specialist-Lincoln Area
05/21/2020
05/21/2020
$31,848
$31,848
05/21/2020
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
Food Services Specialist (Food Service Administrator)
Food Services Specialist (Food Service Administrator)
Food Services Specialist (Food Service Administrator)
05/15/2020
05/15/2020
$96,375
$96,375
05/15/2020
Food Service Specialist-Ccc-L
Food Service Specialist-Ccc-L
04/24/2020
04/24/2020
$31,848
$31,848
04/24/2020