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).