Line Cooks rake in the most money, with average earnings of $11.09 per hour; Restaurant Cooks come in second with average earnings amounting to $10.31, while Prep Cooks and Dishwashers rank near the top as well (around $9.15 and approximately $8.76, respectively). Among the lower-paid positions at Chili's Grill & Bar are Waiters or Waitresses — the median salary for this role approaches.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $10.42 per hour on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (44 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $9.09 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($11.12 per hour) can be spotted in San Antonio, Texas; Orlando, Fla. ($10.99), Houston, Texas (around $10.74), and Pueblo, Colo. ($10.15) are the next top-paying cities. Tampa, Fla. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $9.50. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Pennsylvania, where the average Chili's Grill & Bar employee makes approximately $10.63 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $11.00 per hour. Those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Chili's Grill & Bar come out on top, and their salaries approach around $10.50 per hour.
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. Quality Assurance / Quality Control is a popular skill among Chili's Grill & Bar workers, with around one in three of those surveyed reporting using it on the job.
Benefits and Perks
Nearly one in three workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Chili's Grill & Bar provides health insurance to roughly one-half, and more than a third of workers do receive dental coverage. The list of perks also includes free drinks, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.