Residents of Orlando, Fla. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $100K annually; other top-paying cities include Charlotte, N.C. (around $51K) and Charleston, S.C. ($40K). Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $85K per year) in Florida.
Executive Chefs rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $81K annually; Restaurant General Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to $61K, while Assistant General Managers and Restaurant Managers rank near the top as well ($52K and $47K, respectively). Financial compensation for Sous Chefs is rather low — on average only around $41K — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $60K per year on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $44K annually. The largest fraction of Ruth's Chris Steak House people (40 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $53K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Executive Chef Certifications receive bigger paychecks (about $81K annually) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to $70K per year for accredited Certified Food Protection Professionals. Ruth's Chris Steak House provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) — these employees rake in approximately $57K annually.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Budget Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $76K per year. Operations Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; the greater part of Ruth's Chris Steak House's people use it regularly. Other top skills include People Management, Inventory Management, and Inventory Control.
Ruth's Chris Steak House's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
A majority of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Perks cover health insurance for a strong majority of workers and dental coverage for the larger part of respondents. The list of perks also includes life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, relocation expenses, free drinks, and tuition reimbursement.