Food Service Salary Survey

The Food Service Salary Survey reports compensation data for 107 benchmark jobs related to food service. The survey includes restaurants, cafeterias, and mobile food service. The industry survey is available by geographic area (US Region or US National) for $589.

The Food Service Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 8 executive and 99 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Advertising Manager
  • Baker
  • Baker Helper
  • Bakery Manager
  • Barista
  • Bartender
  • Food Services Director
  • Food Services Manager (Full Menu)
  • Food Services Manager (Mid-Size Location)
  • Food Services Manager (Small Location)
  • Food Services Supervisor
  • Garde Manger
  • General Maintenance Supervisor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Grocery Buyer
  • Host/Hostess Restaurant
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Advertising Manager
  • Baker
  • Baker Helper
  • Bakery Manager
  • Barista
  • Bartender
  • Benefits Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Busboy/Girl
  • Cafeteria Counter Attendant
  • Cashier
  • Cashier Associate
  • Cashier General
  • Cashier Retail
  • Cashiering Manager
  • Chef
  • Chef Pastry
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Coffee Shop Manager
  • Computer Programmer
  • Cook
  • Cook Helper
  • Counter Supply Worker
  • Customer Service Clerk
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • Dining Room Attendant
  • Dishwasher
  • Employee Training Specialist
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Employment Manager
  • Executive Chef (Fine Dining)
  • Executive Chef (Hotel & Restaurant)
  • Executive Secretary
  • Executive Vice President
  • Fast Food Assistant Manager
  • Fast Food Cook
  • Fast Food Manager (Multiple Locations)
  • Fast Food Manager (Network)
  • Fast Food Worker
  • Financial Analyst
  • Food Checker
  • Food Sales Clerk
  • Food Service Worker
  • Food Services Director
  • Food Services Manager (Full Menu)
  • Food Services Manager (Mid-Size Location)
  • Food Services Manager (Small Location)
  • Food Services Supervisor
  • Garde Manger
  • General Maintenance Supervisor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Grocery Buyer
  • Host/Hostess Restaurant
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Internal Auditor
  • Janitor
  • Kitchen Helper
  • Loss Prevention Manager
  • Lunchroom Counter Attendant
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Representative
  • Meat Cutter Retail
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Product or Brand Sales Manager
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Purchasing Clerk
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Receiving Clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Regional Sales Manager Retail
  • Restroom Attendant
  • Retail Area Sales Manager
  • Retail Store Manager (Experience)
  • Safety Manager
  • Secretary
  • Security Manager
  • Short Order Cook
  • Sous Chef
  • Special Events Manager
  • Specialty Cook
  • Stock Clerk Retail
  • Systems Analyst
  • Time Clerk
  • Top Real Estate Officer
  • Waiter/Waitress
  • Waiter/Waitress Captain
  • Waiters/Waitress' Assistant
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Webmaster
  • Wine Steward/Stewardess
  • Zone/District Retail Sales Manager
  • ARAMARK
  • ARK RESTAURANTS CORP
  • BELL-CARTER FOODS INC.
  • BIGLARI HOLDINGS INC
  • BJ'S RESTAURANTS INC
  • BLOOMIN BRANDS INC
  • BOB EVANS FARMS INC
  • BOURBON BROTHERS HOLDING CORP
  • BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC
  • BUFFALO WILD WINGS INC
  • IGNITE RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • JACK IN THE BOX INC
  • JAMBA INC
  • KENT COUNTY
  • KONA GRILL INC
  • LUBY'S INC
  • MARSDEN
  • MCDONALD'S CORP
  • MORGAN'S FOODS INC
  • NATHAN'S FAMOUS INC
  • ARAMARK
  • ARK RESTAURANTS CORP
  • BELL-CARTER FOODS INC.
  • BIGLARI HOLDINGS INC
  • BJ'S RESTAURANTS INC
  • BLOOMIN BRANDS INC
  • BOB EVANS FARMS INC
  • BOURBON BROTHERS HOLDING CORP
  • BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC
  • BUFFALO WILD WINGS INC
  • BURGER KING WORLDWIDE INC
  • CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • CHANTICLEER HOLDINGS INC
  • CHEESECAKE FACTORY INC
  • CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC
  • CHRISTUS HEALTH
  • CHUY'S HOLDINGS INC
  • COSI INC
  • CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE INC
  • DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC
  • DAVE & BUSTER'S ENTERTAINMENT INC
  • DEL FRISCO'S RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • DEL TACO RESTAURANT PROPERTIES III
  • DENNY'S CORP
  • DINEEQUITY INC
  • DIVERSIFIED RESTAURANT HOLDINGS INC
  • DUNKIN BRANDS GROUP INC
  • EAT AT JOES LTD
  • EFFECTIVE RESOURCES INC.
  • EINSTEIN NOAH RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS INC
  • EMPIRE RESORTS INC
  • FAMOUS DAVE'S OF AMERICA INC
  • FIESTA RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • FLANIGAN'S ENTERPRISES
  • FRISCH'S RESTAURANTS INC
  • GIGGLES N' HUGS, INC.
  • GOOD TIMES RESTAURANTS INC
  • GRANITE CITY FOOD & BREWERY LTD
  • HOOTERS OF AMERICA, LLC
  • IGNITE RESTAURANT GROUP INC
  • JACK IN THE BOX INC
  • JAMBA INC
  • KENT COUNTY
  • KONA GRILL INC
  • LUBY'S INC
  • MARSDEN
  • MCDONALD'S CORP
  • MORGAN'S FOODS INC
  • NATHAN'S FAMOUS INC
  • NOBLE ROMAN'S INC
  • NOODLES & CO
  • ORGANIC VALLEY
  • PANERA BREAD CO INC
  • PAPA JOHN'S INTERNATIONAL INC
  • PAPA MURPHY’S HOLDINGS INC
  • PIZZA INN HOLDINGS INC
  • POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN INC
  • POTBELLY CORPORATION
  • PRECISION NUTRITION
  • PROJECT OPEN HAND
  • PRUDENTIAL DISABILITY MGMT SERVICES
  • RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS INC
  • RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS INC
  • RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • RUBY TUESDAY
  • RUBY TUESDAY INC
  • RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP INC
  • SONIC CORP
  • SOUPMAN INC
  • TELAMON CORPORATION
  • TEXAS ROADHOUSE INC
  • THE HABIT RESTAURANTS INC
  • THE ONE GROUP HOSPITALITY INC
  • THUNDER VALLEY CASINO & RESORT
  • U-SWIRL INC
  • WENDY'S CO
  • WHITE CASTLE SYSTEM INC
  • YUM BRANDS INC
  • ZOE'S KITCHEN INC

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