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Average Hourly Rate for Chili's Grill & Bar Employees

Chili's Grill & Bar workers report earning an average of $9.27 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $15.26. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at Chili's Grill & Bar, but your experience level and your city affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

Chili's Grill & Bar typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
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Employer: Chili's Grill & Bar
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Line Cook (22)
$9.15 - $13.09  
[-]Line Cook (22)
Overtime$13.44 - $20.36  
Hourly Rate$9.15 - $13.09  
[+]Server (8)
$2.46 - $10.58  
[+]Server (8)
Hourly Rate$2.46 - $10.58  
[+]Dishwasher (8)
$7.25 - $10.40  
[+]Dishwasher (8)
Hourly Rate$7.25 - $10.40  
[+]Cook, Restaurant (6)
$8.07 - $15.03  
[+]Cook, Restaurant (6)
Hourly Rate$8.07 - $15.03  
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XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118

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Restaurant Cooks represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $11.53 per hour — though Line Cooks, Prep Cooks, and Dishwashers also do fairly well at approximately $11.01, about $9.00, and around $8.71, respectively. With salaries averaging , Waiters or Waitresses are among the lowest paid at Chili's Grill & Bar.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $10.56 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (37 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $8.98 per hour.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($11.16 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; San Antonio, Texas (around $10.92), Pueblo, Colo. (about $10.15), and Tampa, Fla. ($9.83) are the next top-paying cities. Layton, Utah is near the bottom for pay at approximately $8.13. By state, Chili's Grill & Bar employees make the most in Texas, earning $10.32 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers earn approximately $10.00 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Regarding pay and education, Chili's Grill & Bar pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most —.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Food Preparation; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $12.50 per hour.

Benefits and Perks

More than a third of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. For roughly one-half of workers, benefits include health insurance, and over a third of workers get dental coverage, too. The list of perks also includes free drinks, flexible hours, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Chili's Grill & Bar


37 %
63 %
Hourly Rate
$2 - $10
Hourly Rate
$8 - $11
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
United States (change)

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