Average Salary for Ruth's Chris Steak House Employees

Ruth's Chris Steak House is a restaurant sector firm headquartered in Metairie, La. that hires for Restaurant General Manager positions, Restaurant Assistant Manager roles, and more. Employees at Ruth's Chris Steak House make $48K per year on average. At Ruth's Chris Steak House, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is where you live — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your role at the company and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House typically pays:
above market
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at market
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Employer: Ruth's Chris Steak House
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (5)
$48,930 - $91,382  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (5)
Salary$46,032 - $82,896  
Bonus$1,200 - $18,386  
Total Pay$48,930 - $91,382  
[+]Line Cook (4)
$19,525 - $37,360  
[+]Line Cook (4)
Bonus$26.40 - $11,222  
Total Pay$19,525 - $37,360  
[+]Restaurant Host/Hostess (4)
$17,251 - $29,207  
[+]Restaurant Host/Hostess (4)
Total Pay$17,251 - $29,207  
[+]Sous Chef (2)
$30,199 - $58,047  
[+]Sous Chef (2)
Salary$31,284 - $52,794  
Bonus$289.23 - $8,076  
Total Pay$30,199 - $58,047  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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About This Company

Metairie, Louisiana 70002

Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($75K annually) can be spotted in Atlantic City; Charlotte (approximately $64K), Sacramento (around $49K), and Philadelphia ($30K) are the next top-paying cities. Within the firm, employees working in New Jersey take home the most — $75K per year on average.


Restaurant General Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $66K — though Executive Chefs, Restaurant Managers, and Restaurant Assistant Managers also do fairly well at $58K, approximately $50K, and about $45K, respectively. Bookkeepers are among the lowest paid at around $30K.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to $50K. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $49K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Ruth's Chris Steak House employees (57 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and typically earn $60K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $58K. Regarding salaries and education, Ruth's Chris Steak House pays those with a B.A. in Economics the most — about $51K.


When it comes to skills, Hiring seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $75K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Operations Management; more than half consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Inventory Control, Customer Service, and Training.

Benefits and Perks

More than half of workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a fair portion of workers, and a majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.

Key Stats for Ruth's Chris Steak House


57 %
43 %
$31,439 - $72,908
$36,233 - $66,632
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

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