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Average Hourly Rate for Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants Employees

Median pay for Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants workers sits around $9.24 per hour, and overtime compensation can push that up to $15.19. Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants paychecks are largely negotiated based on your role at the company, though your experience level and geography are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants typically pays:
above market

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Lead Cooks are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $12.57 per hour; Prep Cooks, Line Cooks, and Food Preparation Workers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $10.32, $10.00, and $9.75, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants are Servers — the median salary for this role approaches.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $9.97 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants employees (55 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $9.02 per hour on average.


By state, Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants employees make the most in Pennsylvania, earning $10.92 per hour on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers earn around $10.52 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Regarding pay and education, Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants pays those with a Bachelor's Degree the most —.


When it comes to skills, Food Preparation seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $12.57 per hour.

Benefits and Perks

Half save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Close to one-half can count on health insurance, and more than two-fifths of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Employees can also look forward to free drinks and life insurance.

Key Stats for Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants


43 %
57 %
Hourly Rate
$4 - $10
Hourly Rate
$7 - $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 11 votes.
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