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Average Salary for The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Calabasas, California, restaurant company The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. employs talent in positions ranging from Restaurant Manager to Kitchen Manager. The median income for The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. employees is $43K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. employees is what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and geography play a role as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. typically pays:
above market
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at market
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Employer: The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.
Average Salary 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.
[-]Restaurant Manager (11)
$21,084 - $69,804  
[-]Restaurant Manager (11)
Salary$36,241 - $61,277  
Bonus$610 - $9,889  
Total Pay$21,084 - $69,804  
[+]Server (7)
$8,646 - $47,986  
[+]Server (7)
Salary$7,634 - $55,031  
Total Pay$8,646 - $47,986  
[+]Kitchen Manager (6)
$29,352 - $70,852  
[+]Kitchen Manager (6)
Salary$30,823 - $66,132  
Bonus$288.77 - $9,631  
Total Pay$29,352 - $70,852  
[+]Line Cook (5)
$19,192 - $34,159  
[+]Line Cook (5)
Bonus$11.94 - $1,592  
Total Pay$19,192 - $34,159  
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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: 6 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. Details

Calabasas, California

Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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Typically, Restaurant General Managers are the best paid with salaries hovering at about $70K; Assistant General Managers, Front of House Restaurant Managers, and Restaurant Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $64K, around $56K, and $54K, respectively. Servers are among the lowest paid at $23K.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $48K. Between the five- and ten-year marks, the average employee earns about $65K. In a nutshell, the largest fraction of The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. people (35 percent) have been in their field for 10-19 years and earn around $56K per year.


Median pay is highest in Los Angeles ($67K annually), followed by Richmond ($60K), St. Louis (approximately $58K), and Cherry Hill ($51K). Expected earnings are below average (approximately $50K) in Fort Lauderdale, one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in New York, where salaries average out at $73K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Food Protection Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $60K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Earning a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certification garners significant financial rewards of $56K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS); The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. awards about $65K to these degree-holders.


The best paying skill to have in this role appears to be Inventory Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $61K. Training is regularly seen around here; just over two-fifths of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Three more common skills are People Management, Food Preparation, and Order Inventory.


Men are more likely to work at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. than women, given the more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. gives paid vacation days to 35 percent and sick leave to 43 percent. A solid majority of workers report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a majority of workers, and more than half of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. A few more workplace perks are free drinks, life insurance, stock options, and relocation expenses.

Key Stats

20 %
80 %
$46,467 - $66,149
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

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