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Food service worker salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $16.63
Low $9.83
High $28.13
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a food service worker is $16.63 per hour in the United States. 33k salaries reported, updated at September 19, 2023

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Top companies for Food Service Workers in United States

  1. Eurest
    2,249 reviews308 salaries reported
    $18.13per hour
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Highest paying cities for Food Service Workers near United States

  1. Atlanta, GA
    $24.58 per hour
    330 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $24.04 per hour
    233 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $23.53 per hour
    435 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $22.94 per hour
    307 salaries reported
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    $20.45 per hour
    252 salaries reported
  3. Philadelphia, PA
    $20.22 per hour
    138 salaries reported
  1. Portland, OR
    $19.22 per hour
    83 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $18.79 per hour
    248 salaries reported
  3. Jacksonville, FL
    $18.76 per hour
    95 salaries reported
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Where can a Food Service Worker earn more?

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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
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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.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


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Average $15.92 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Food Service Worker

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