Earning around $11.53 per hour on average, Restaurant Cooks receive the most money, followed by Line Cooks (about $11.08), Prep Cooks ($9.00), and Dishwashers ($8.84). Waiters or Waitresses at Chili's Grill & Bar do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ( on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $10.56 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Chili's Grill & Bar folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $9.03 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $11.16 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; San Antonio, Texas ($10.92), Pueblo, Colo. (approximately $10.15), and Tampa, Fla. (around $9.83) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Layton, Utah at $8.13. By state, Chili's Grill & Bar employees make the most in Texas, earning $10.80 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $10.75 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. The best paid folks at Chili's Grill & Bar have a Bachelor's Degree, earning per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Food Preparation in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $12.50 per hour.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and over a third of workers use it to save for retirement. About one-half can count on health insurance, and more than a third of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Perks also include free drinks, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and life insurance.