Restaurant Cooks are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $11.84 per hour; Line Cooks, Prep Cooks, and Dishwashers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $11.81, $10.71, and $9.95, respectively. Bartenders make an average , close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $12.95 per hour) can be spotted in Jacksonville, Fla.; San Antonio, Texas (about $12.00), Culpeper, Va. (approximately $11.75), and Orlando, Fla. ($11.24) are the next top-paying cities. Syracuse, N.Y. is near the bottom for pay at $9.00. The highest pay by state can be found in Tennessee, where pay average out at about $12.69 per hour.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $10.49 per hour. The largest slice of the Chili's Grill & Bar workforce (46 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $9.90 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $14.00 per hour for Servsafe food manager certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at Chili's Grill & Bar come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $12.00 per hour.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Order Inventory among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $14.00 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; more than two-fifths of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to know Food Preparation, Training, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
More than a third of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Chili's Grill & Bar provides health insurance to more than two-fifths of workers, and over a third of workers do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes free drinks, food/meal discounts, food/meals on duty, and meal allowances.