Earning about $11.22 per hour on average, Line Cooks receive the most money, followed by Restaurant Cooks (around $10.10), Prep Cooks ($9.00), and Dishwashers ($8.99). Chili's Grill & Bar hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Waiters or Waitresses ( on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($11.16 per hour) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; San Antonio, Texas (approximately $10.92), Pueblo, Colo. (about $10.15), and Tampa, Fla. (approximately $9.83) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $7.75) is Orlando, Fla. The highest pay by state can be found in Texas, where pay average out at $10.95 per hour.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $10.91 per hour on average. The largest fraction of Chili's Grill & Bar people (44 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $9.03 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $11.74 per hour for Certified ServSafe Food Handlers; non-accredited workers make much less. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Chili's Grill & Bar come out on top, and their salaries approach per hour.
Employees who count Food Preparation among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $12.50 per hour.
Benefits and Perks
Approximately two in five workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For more than two-fifths of workers, benefits include health insurance, and about one in three workers get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are free drinks, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and life insurance.