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Average Salary for Ruth's Chris Steak House Employees

Based in Metairie, La.,restaurant player Ruth's Chris Steak House offers many employment opportunities, including Assistant General Manager and Sous Chef positions. Ruth's Chris Steak House pays its employees $45K annually on average. At Ruth's Chris Steak House, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is what you do at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though geography and how long you've been working each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House typically pays:
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Employer: Ruth's Chris Steak House
Average Salary Range by Job
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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.
[-]Restaurant Host/Hostess (4)
$17,098 - $28,773  
[-]Restaurant Host/Hostess (4)
Total Pay$17,098 - $28,773  
[+]Line Cook (4)
$19,499 - $37,294  
[+]Line Cook (4)
Bonus$16.89 - $5,082  
Total Pay$19,499 - $37,294  
[+]Sous Chef (3)
$28,119 - $60,070  
[+]Sous Chef (3)
Salary$31,143 - $55,798  
Bonus$237.93 - $6,438  
Total Pay$28,119 - $60,070  
[+]Assistant General Manager (AGM) (3)
$39,034 - $91,295  
[+]Assistant General Manager (AGM) (3)
Salary$36,343 - $77,896  
Bonus$1,312 - $9,547  
Total Pay$39,034 - $91,295  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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About This Company

Metairie, Louisiana 70002

Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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Restaurant General Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $62K per year — though Assistant General Managers, Sous Chefs, and Restaurant Assistant Managers also do fairly well at $55K, approximately $45K, and about $42K, respectively. Bookkeepers make an average $30K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.


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. (around $30K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Florida, where the average salary is approximately $66K per year.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $49K annually. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $50K per year. The greater proportion of employees (45 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of about $58K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Food Protection Professionals earn $58K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Certified ServSafe Food Handlers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $55K annually. Ruth's Chris Steak House compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at $38K per year.


When it comes to skills, Budget Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $65K annually. A garden variety skill at Ruth's Chris Steak House is Operations Management; the larger part of Ruth's Chris Steak House's people use it regularly. Inventory Control, Inventory Management, and People Management round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Close to one-half set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of survey participants, and a strong majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Other privileges include life insurance, relocation expenses, and free drinks.

Key Stats for Ruth's Chris Steak House


45 %
55 %
$30,443 - $57,500
$36,621 - $64,363
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
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