Bringing in the most money are Lead Cooks — their earnings average $12.57. Prep Cooks are a close second at approximately $10.53 along with Line Cooks ($9.56) and Dishwashers ($8.65). Servers are among the lowest paid at.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants for between five and ten years earn around $9.50 on average. Overall, the greater share of Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants folks have one to four years of experience and earn about $8.56 per hour.
Residents of Columbia pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is around $9.25 per hour; other top-paying cities include Daytona Beach ($9.00) and Cleveland ($7.38). By state, Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants employees make the most in South Carolina, earning approximately $10.50 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified ServSafe Food Handlers, who make about $10.05. At Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants, employees who hold an Associate's Degree receive the highest pay at $8.00.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Food Preparation; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $12.57.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants sponsors. Close to one-half of workers report having health insurance, and around two in five workers report having dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are free drinks and life insurance.