The highest paychecks go to Assistant General Managers, who earn an average about $66K annually, closely trailed by Restaurant General Managers ($65K), Kitchen Managers ($55K), and Restaurant Managers (approximately $54K). Earning only $23K on average, Servers make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $71K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. ($66K), Richmond, Va. ($60K), and St. Louis, Mo. (about $58K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Boston, Mass. — at around $35K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. workers in California earn the most — approximately $68K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $42K per year. The largest fraction of The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. people (37 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn approximately $63K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $65K per year for Certified Food Protection Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Certified ServSafe Food Handlers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $58K annually. At The Cheesecake Factory, Inc., employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) receive the highest salaries at about $65K.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Leadership; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $65K per year. A garden variety skill at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. is People Management; more than two-fifths of The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Training, Customer Service, and Food Preparation.
The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.'s employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).
Benefits and Perks
Only 36 percent enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a fair number of workers participate. At The Cheesecake Factory, Inc., slightly more than half of workers have health insurance, and just over a half of workers have dental coverage. Privileges also include free drinks, life insurance, a casual working environment, and relocation expenses.