When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($23.77 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Calabasas, Calif.; Sarasota, Fla. (around $14.25), San Diego, Calif. (about $13.82), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($12.00) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $7.57) is Hackensack, N.J. By state, New York offers the highest pay at approximately $12.67 per hour.
Restaurant Cooks are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $15.21 per hour; Line Cooks, Prep Cooks, and Dishwashers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $13.25, $11.50, and about $10.11, respectively. Servers at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ( on average) at the company.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn $13.00 per hour on average. The largest slice of the The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. workforce (64 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $10.96 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $14.00 per hour for Certified ServSafe Food Handlers; non-accredited workers make much less. The highest-paying degree here is a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA); The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. awards about $12.00 to these degree-holders.
Employees who count Operations Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $14.25 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. is Customer Service; close to one-third of employees use it for work. Key skills also include Microsoft Office, Food Preparation, and Microsoft Word.
Benefits and Perks
Roughly one in three workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. The larger part of survey participants report having health insurance, and a majority of workers report having dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are food/meals on duty, free drinks, food/meal discounts, and a casual working environment.