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Average Salary for Ruth's Chris Steak House Employees

Based in Metairie, Louisiana, restaurant industry player Ruth's Chris Steak House offers many employment opportunities, including Restaurant General Manager and Restaurant Assistant Manager positions. The average Ruth's Chris Steak House employee earns $48K per year. For the most part, employee paychecks at Ruth's Chris Steak House fluctuate depending on geography; your job title and your experience level also matter, but to a lesser degree. Responses to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

How This Employer Pays

Ruth's Chris Steak House typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
at market
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Employer: Ruth's Chris Steak House
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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 (6)
$47,922 - $91,066  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (6)
Salary$45,589 - $81,268  
Bonus$1,308 - $21,286  
Total Pay$47,922 - $91,066  
[+]Line Cook (4)
$19,253 - $37,305  
[+]Line Cook (4)
Bonus$21.28 - $3,062  
Total Pay$19,253 - $37,305  
[+]Restaurant Host/Hostess (4)
$17,262 - $28,953  
[+]Restaurant Host/Hostess (4)
Total Pay$17,262 - $28,953  
[+]Restaurant Assistant Manager (3)
$26,726 - $58,781  
[+]Restaurant Assistant Manager (3)
Salary$29,512 - $53,293  
Bonus$184.80 - $6,322  
Total Pay$26,726 - $58,781  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Ruth's Chris Steak House Details

Metairie, Louisiana 70002

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $75K annually) can be spotted in Atlantic City; Charlotte (about $64K), Sacramento (around $49K), and Philadelphia ($30K) are the next top-paying cities. The highest pay by state can be found in New Jersey, where salaries average out at $75K per year.


Restaurant General Managers earn the highest median pay at $65K, followed by Executive Chefs (about $58K), Restaurant Managers (around $50K), and Restaurant Assistant Managers ($45K). Near the bottom at Ruth's Chris Steak House are Bookkeepers, pulling in just $30K.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $49K. Respondents with a company tenure of five to ten years tend to make $50K. Broadly speaking, the largest slice of the Ruth's Chris Steak House workforce (58 percent) has a tenure of 10-19 years and earns $60K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to about $59K for Certified ServSafe Food Handlers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. At Ruth's Chris Steak House, employees who hold a B.A. in Economics receive the highest salaries at approximately $51K.


The best paying skill to have in this role appears to be Hiring; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $74K. A common skill in Ruth's Chris Steak House's work force is Operations Management; more than half of survey participants report using it on the job. Customer Service, Budget Management, and Inventory Control were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Ruth's Chris Steak House provides an optional 401(k) plan, and more than half of workers participate. Ruth's Chris Steak House provides health insurance to a fair portion of workers, and a majority of workers do receive dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Ruth's Chris Steak House are life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and free drinks.

Key Stats

54 %
46 %
$31,439 - $72,908
$36,436 - $65,500
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

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