Food Service Worker Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Denver Public Library
Highest Paying City
Boston, MA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
2.2 years
How much does a food service worker make?
As a Food Service Worker in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $20,303 per year or $9.76 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $26,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $15,000 per year. Finance companies and Health Care companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The best states for high paying Food Service Worker jobs are Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, Maine, and Alaska. The typical employment in the position spans 2.2 years.

Average Food Service Worker Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Food Service Worker in the USA is $20,303 annually or $9.76 hourly. The top city when it comes to Food Service Worker salaries is Boston, MA at $29,934 per year. The Boston, MA average entry-level salary for Food Service Workers is $24,000. Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, Maine, and Alaska are the top 5 highest earning states for Food Service Workers. Kansas, Georgia, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Food Service Worker Salaries

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

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Average Food Service Worker Salary By Company

If you are a Food Service Worker, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Food Service Workers are in Finance companies and Health Care companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Food Service Workers are Denver Public Library and Boston Public Library. Also, companies like Caspers and Winchester Hospital pay their Food Service Workers very well.

Average Food Service Worker Pay By Industry

Food Service Worker salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Health Care companies, Education companies, and Retail companies pay higher-than-average wages for Food Service Workers. Salaries for Food Service Workers in Health Care companies average $24,230 annually, while Education companies and Retail companies pay $23,026 and $22,732, respectively. The average salary for Food Service Workers in the Manufacturing industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $18,516.
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care

Food Service Worker Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Food Service Worker Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Food Service Worker can range from $15,552 to $23,343 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.

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