Restaurant General Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $71K per year; Assistant General Managers, Restaurant Managers, and Kitchen Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $66K, approximately $56K, and around $55K, respectively. On the lower end are Servers at $23K on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $78K annually) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C. ($75K), San Francisco, Calif. (about $66K), and Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (around $64K) are the next top-paying cities. Boston, Mass. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $35K. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $75K per year) in North Carolina.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $48K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (46 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make about $58K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $59K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Servsafe food manager certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $55K per year. Regarding salaries and education, The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) the most — $65K.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Leadership among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $62K annually. People Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; more than half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers are also familiar with Scheduling, Operations Management, and Training.
Benefits and Perks
Only 37 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. A strong majority of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. sponsors. Perks cover health insurance for a majority of survey participants and dental coverage for slightly more than half of workers. The list of perks also includes free drinks, life insurance, relocation expenses, and a casual working environment.