Earning about $62K per year on average, Restaurant General Managers receive the most money, followed by Assistant General Managers ($55K), Sous Chefs (around $45K), and Bookkeepers ($30K).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($55K annually) can be spotted in Charlotte, N.C.; Fairfax, Va. (approximately $50K), Charleston, S.C. ($40K), and Philadelphia, Pa. ($30K) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Florida; salaries there average to about $66K per year.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $49K annually on average. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $51K per year. The largest fraction of Ruth's Chris Steak House people (50 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $58K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Food Protection Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $58K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Certified ServSafe Food Handlers also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of about $56K annually. At Ruth's Chris Steak House, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at approximately $48K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Financial Analysis; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $71K per year. A garden variety skill at Ruth's Chris Steak House is Operations Management; the greater part of Ruth's Chris Steak House's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with People Management, Inventory Management, and Inventory Control.
Benefits and Perks
Close to one-half set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). A fair number of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a fair number of respondents also include dental insurance. Ruth's Chris Steak House folks also make good use of life insurance, relocation expenses, and free drinks.