The highest paychecks go to Meat Cutters, who earn an average approximately $13.66 per hour, closely trailed by Prep Cooks ($11.25), Restaurant Cooks ($9.61), and Line Cooks (around $9.35). Texas Roadhouse, Inc hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Servers ( on average).
The highest pay by state can be found in Kentucky, where pay average out at $13.25 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $10.00 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (53 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $8.58 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $10.00 per hour. Texas Roadhouse, Inc provides the highest financial reward to those with an Associate's Degree — these employees rake in $11.00 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Customer Service; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $11.24 per hour.
Benefits and Perks
Around half have health insurance, and benefits for just over two-fifths of workers also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as flexible hours, free drinks, a casual working environment, and life insurance.