1. Home
  2. Career Explorer
  3. Food Service Worker
  4. Salaries
Content has loaded

Food Service Worker salary in United States

How much does a Food Service Worker make in the United States?

Average base salary

Non-cash benefit
View more benefits

The average salary for a food service worker is $14.02 per hour in the United States. 25.4k salaries reported, updated at August 9, 2022.

Is this useful?

Top companies for Food Service Workers in United States

  1. Chili's
    11125 reviews13 salaries reported
    $22.00per hour
  2. $18.63per hour
Is this useful?

Highest paying cities for Food Service Workers in United States

  1. Houston, TX
    $21.14 per hour
    196 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $16.81 per hour
    115 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $16.23 per hour
    117 salaries reported
  1. Washington, DC
    $16.13 per hour
    38 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $16.09 per hour
    124 salaries reported
  3. Philadelphia, PA
    $15.03 per hour
    107 salaries reported
  1. San Antonio, TX
    $12.98 per hour
    106 salaries reported
  2. Jacksonville, FL
    $12.91 per hour
    52 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $12.58 per hour
    167 salaries reported
Is this useful?

Where can a Food Service Worker earn more?

Compare salaries for Food Service Workers in different locations
Explore Food Service Worker openings
Is this useful?

Most common benefits for Food Service Workers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Food provided
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
Is this useful?

Salary satisfaction

Based on 12,575 ratings

33% of Food Service Workers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

Is this useful?

How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


95,770 job openings

Average $15.53 per hour

Is this useful?

Common questions about salaries for a Food Service Worker

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a food service worker?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a food service worker, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

Was this answer helpful?

How much do similar professions to Food Service Worker get paid?

Check the below indeed career pages for the detailed pay ranges for the similar professions to Food Service Worker here:

Was this answer helpful?

Career insights

Frequently searched careers

Registered Nurse

Police Officer

Software Engineer

Administrative Assistant

Customer Service Representative

Truck Driver

Warehouse Associate


Nursing Assistant

Substitute Teacher

Dental Hygienist