Restaurant General Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $62K per year; Assistant General Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to about $55K, while Sous Chefs and Restaurant Assistant Managers rank near the top as well ($45K and approximately $42K, respectively). Near the bottom at Ruth's Chris Steak House are Bookkeepers, pulling in an average of just $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. (about $40K), and Philadelphia, Pa. ($30K) are the next top-paying cities. Across Ruth's Chris Steak House's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Florida earn the most, taking home $66K per year.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $49K annually on average. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $50K per year. The largest fraction of Ruth's Chris Steak House people (45 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn about $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 $55K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Ruth's Chris Steak House awards $38K to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, Budget Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $65K per year. Operations Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; the larger part of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Inventory Control, Inventory Management, and People Management.
Benefits and Perks
Half plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. A large number of survey participants report having health insurance, and a solid majority of employees report having dental coverage. Some other perks are life insurance, relocation expenses, and free drinks.