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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 Server to Line Cook. Median pay for The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. workers sits around $9.76 per hour, and overtime compensation can push that up to $15.53. The most important factor affecting pay for The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. employees is your job title, though geography and your experience level play a role as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. typically pays:
above market

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Employer: The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.
Hourly Rate Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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.
[-]Server (7)
$1.97 - $9.18  
[-]Server (7)
Hourly Rate$1.97 - $9.18  
[+]Line Cook (5)
$8.36 - $15.40  
[+]Line Cook (5)
Hourly Rate$8.36 - $15.40  
[+]Restaurant Host/Hostess (4)
$7.65 - $13.42  
[+]Restaurant Host/Hostess (4)
Hourly Rate$7.65 - $13.42  
[+]Prep Cook (3)
$7.98 - $13.48  
[+]Prep Cook (3)
Hourly Rate$7.98 - $13.48  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
)     Estimated Range (?
XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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Calabasas, California 

Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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Bringing in the most money are Line Cooks — their earnings average about $12.00 per hour. Dishwashers are a close second at approximately $10.00 along with Cashiers ($9.87) and Prep Cooks ($9.83). Among the lower-paid positions at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. are Servers — the median salary for this role approaches.


Residents of Atlanta, Ga. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $10.48 per hour; other top-paying cities include Columbus, Ohio (around $10.00) and Thousand Oaks, Calif. ($9.00). Across The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Illinois earn the most, taking home $10.88 per hour.

Years of Experience

Average pay is around $10.00 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. workforce (41 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $9.64 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers earn approximately $9.85 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts.


When it comes to skills, Cash Handling seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $9.87 per hour. A garden variety skill at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. is Customer Service; nearly one-half of The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.'s people use it regularly.

Benefits and Perks

The larger part of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. At The Cheesecake Factory, Inc., a majority of workers have health insurance, and a majority of survey participants have dental coverage. Perks also include free drinks.

Key Stats for The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.


22 %
78 %
Hourly Rate
$8 - $13
Hourly Rate
$8 - $11
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
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