Earning $105K annually on average, Category Managers receive the most money, followed by Restaurant General Managers (about $71K), Assistant General Managers ($67K), and Kitchen Managers ($55K). With salaries averaging approximately $23K, Servers are among the lowest paid at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $95K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C. ($75K), the company's headquarter city of Calabasas, Calif. ($75K), and San Francisco, Calif. (approximately $65K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Boston, Mass. at $35K. The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. workers in North Carolina earn the most — about $75K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $50K per year on average. The largest slice of the The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. workforce (36 percent) has been working for five to nine years and earns, on average, $59K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Food Protection Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach $68K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Earning a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $56K annually on average. The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. provides the highest financial reward to those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) — these employees rake in about $115K per year.
Employees who count Operations Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $59K annually. A garden variety skill at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. is People Management; a little more than half of The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Scheduling, Leadership, and Training.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. gives paid vacation days to 37 percent and sick leave to one in four workers. The larger part of employees save for retirement through The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.'s 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for a majority of respondents and dental coverage for the larger part of respondents. Additional benefits of working here are free drinks, life insurance, relocation expenses, and a casual working environment.