Average Hourly Rate for The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. Employees

Headquartered in Calabasas, Calif., The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. offers a range of employment opportunities in the restaurant, from Line Cook to Server. The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. offers employees an average of $11.51 per hour, and overtime earnings push that number up to $20.88. At The Cheesecake Factory, Inc., the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is geography — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your job title and your experience level each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. Hourly Rate


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Prep Cook
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Restaurant Host/Hostess
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  • Updated: 12 Jun 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 93
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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.; Huntington Beach, Calif. ($15.45), San Diego, Calif. (approximately $13.82), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($12.00) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Orlando, Fla. at about $9.38. By state, New York offers the highest pay at around $12.62 per hour.


Bringing in the most money are Restaurant Cooks — their earnings average $14.50 per hour. Line Cooks are a close second at $13.03 along with Prep Cooks (approximately $11.25) and Cashiers (around $10.00). Servers at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $8.25 on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $13.00 per hour. The largest slice of the The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. workforce (61 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $10.76 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified ServSafe Food Handlers, who make approximately $14.00 per hour. At The Cheesecake Factory, Inc., employees who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) receive the highest pay at $11.00.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Operations Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $14.25 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Service; about a third consider it a key competency. Some other standard skills here are Food Preparation, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and more than a third of workers participate. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the larger part of respondents, and a majority of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as food/meal discounts, a casual working environment, food/meals on duty, and free drinks.

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Key Stats for The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.


34 %
66 %
Hourly Rate
$5 - $16
Hourly Rate
$7 - $14

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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