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First-Line Supervisor of Food Preparation and Serving Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. First-Line Supervisor of Food Preparation and Serving Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,690
25th Percentile Wage
$24,250
50th Percentile Wage
$31,480
75th Percentile Wage
$42,550
90th Percentile Wage
$54,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers is $54,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $31,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,690. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 163% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201631,4803.62%7.02%
201530,3402.57%-
201429,5600.81%-
201329,3200.17%-
201229,270--

Table 2. First-Line Supervisor of Food Preparation and Serving Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers in 17 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers occupations is the construction sector with an annual salary $41,890. The lowest paying sector is the information sector (annual salary $28,290).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Construction
$41,890
Finance and Insurance
$40,880
Federal, State, and Local Government
$39,920
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$39,570
Health Care and Social Assistance
$38,480
Transportation and Warehousing
$37,490
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$37,100
Wholesale Trade
$36,740
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$36,130
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$35,860
Retail Trade
$35,040
Manufacturing
$32,910
Educational Services
$32,280
Accommodation and Food Services
$30,640
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$29,900
Information
$28,290

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers by States

From the above tables we note that not only first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $21,810 to $39,650. The highest paying state for first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $39,650. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $21,810. For more salary information of first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$39,650
Delaware
$37,550
Colorado
$37,550
District of Columbia
$37,250
Texas
$36,990
New Hampshire
$36,940
Vermont
$36,830
Massachusetts
$36,750
Washington
$36,550
Hawaii
$36,140
New York
$35,900
Rhode Island
$35,770
Nevada
$35,450
Maryland
$35,400
Virginia
$35,130
Alaska
$35,020
Pennsylvania
$33,940
Florida
$33,790
Connecticut
$33,510
North Dakota
$33,500
South Dakota
$32,860
Maine
$32,700
Minnesota
$31,840
California
$31,210
North Carolina
$31,180
Montana
$30,690
Wyoming
$30,630
Ohio
$30,570
Michigan
$30,140
Illinois
$29,800
Virgin Islands
$29,690
Arizona
$29,580
Indiana
$28,830
Oregon
$28,760
Nebraska
$28,750
Louisiana
$28,410
Georgia
$28,190
Utah
$28,170
South Carolina
$28,150
Alabama
$28,130
Missouri
$27,880
Iowa
$27,760
Tennessee
$27,580
Wisconsin
$27,480
Kansas
$27,230
Kentucky
$26,120
New Mexico
$25,610
Arkansas
$25,480
West Virginia
$25,480
Idaho
$25,400
Mississippi
$24,890
Oklahoma
$24,570
Puerto Rico
$22,660
Guam
$21,810


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