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Average Hourly Rate for Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants Employees

Excluding overtime pay (which brings in $12.94), people who work for Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants earn an approximate salary of $8.80 per hour. For the most part, employee paychecks at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants fluctuate depending on what you do at the company; your experience level and geography also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

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Employer: Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants
Hourly Rate Range by Job
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[-]Restaurant Host/Hostess (8)
$6.91 - $11.05  
[-]Restaurant Host/Hostess (8)
Hourly Rate$6.91 - $11.05  
[+]Line Cook (7)
$7.52 - $13.00  
[+]Line Cook (7)
Hourly Rate$7.52 - $13.00  
[+]Server (5)
$1.92 - $7.76  
[+]Server (5)
Hourly Rate$1.92 - $7.76  
[+]Dishwasher (4)
$7.54 - $10.73  
[+]Dishwasher (4)
Hourly Rate$7.54 - $10.73  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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The highest paychecks go to Prep Cooks, who earn about $10.53, closely trailed by Food Preparation Workers ($9.75), Line Cooks (approximately $9.56), and Dishwashers ($8.65). Servers are among the lowest paid at.

Years of Experience

Staying at the company for five to ten years brings notable financial rewards; the average income in this window is around $9.50 per hour. Overall, the greater share of Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants folks have one to four years of experience and earn $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 (approximately $7.38). By state, the highest pay levels are found in South Carolina, where the average Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants employee makes $10.50 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $9.94. Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate's Degree — these employees rake in $8.00 per hour.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of workers save for retirement through Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants' 401(k) plan. Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants provides health insurance to around half, and nearly two in five workers do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants are free drinks and life insurance.

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