Meat Cutters are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $13.84 per hour on average; Prep Cooks are next on the list, bringing in close to $11.25, followed by Line Cooks earning about $9.63 and Restaurant Cooks making $9.61. Financial compensation for Servers is rather low — on average only — relative to the rest of the company.
By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Massachusetts, where the average salary is around $13.96 per hour.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $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 approximately $8.61 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to about $10.00 per hour for Certified ServSafe Food Handlers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Regarding pay and education, Texas Roadhouse, Inc pays those with an Associate's Degree the most — $11.00.
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 around $11.24 per hour.
Benefits and Perks
Half can count on health insurance, and roughly two-fifths of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are flexible hours, free drinks, a casual working environment, and life insurance.