Nearing the top of the pay scale are Restaurant General Managers, Assistant General Managers, Sous Chefs, and Bookkeepers; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $62K per year, the other salaries come in at about $55K, approximately $45K, and $30K, respectively.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($55K annually) can be spotted in Charlotte, N.C.; Fairfax, Va. ($50K), Charleston, S.C. (about $40K), and Philadelphia, Pa. (approximately $30K) are the next top-paying cities. The highest pay by state can be found in Florida, where salaries average out at $66K per year.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $51K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $49K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Ruth's Chris Steak House employees (50 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $58K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $58K per year for Certified Food Protection Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Certified ServSafe Food Handlers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $56K annually. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Ruth's Chris Steak House come out on top, and their salaries approach about $48K per year.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Financial Analysis; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $71K annually. A common skill in Ruth's Chris Steak House's work force is Operations Management; a majority of survey participants report using it on the job. Key skills also include People Management, Inventory Management, and Inventory Control.
Benefits and Perks
Approximately one-half participate in a 401(k) program. A solid majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a fair number of workers also include dental insurance. Perks also include life insurance, relocation expenses, and free drinks.