Average Hourly Rate for Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants Employees

Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants workers report earning an average of $9.27 per hour. Adding overtime compensation raises that to $15.00. Though your job title and your experience level are influential salary factors for those at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, geography turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Residents of Bismarck, N.D. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $13.90 per hour; other top-paying cities include Johnstown, Pa. ($10.53) and La Crosse, Wisc. (about $9.95). By state, the highest pay levels are found in North Dakota, where the average Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants employee makes approximately $13.65 per hour.


Bringing in the most money are Line Cooks — their earnings average around $10.59 per hour. Prep Cooks are a close second at $10.35 along with Bakers (approximately $10.24) and Restaurant Cooks ($9.50). Servers make an average , close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $9.00 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (53 percent) have been working for one to four years and make around $9.34 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $10.32 per hour. Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants compensates Associate's Degree-holders the most at per hour.

Benefits and Perks

More than two-fifths of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for around half, and for just over two-fifths of workers, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to food/meal discounts and 401(a).

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Key Stats for Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants


47 %
53 %
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$2 - $11
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$5 - $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 9 votes.

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