Restaurant General Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $67K annually; Assistant General Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to $66K, while Kitchen Managers and Restaurant Managers rank near the top as well (around $55K and $52K, respectively). Financial compensation for Servers is rather low — on average only about $23K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $78K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C. (around $75K), San Francisco, Calif. (about $66K), and Richmond, Va. ($60K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Boston, Mass.; in fact, at approximately $35K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in North Carolina, where the average salary is $75K annually.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $42K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. employees (39 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn around $57K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Food Protection Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $65K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Certified ServSafe Food Handler is rewarded with median pay of about $58K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) make the most here, hauling in approximately $65K per year.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Leadership among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $64K annually. People Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; about one-half of The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Key skills also include Scheduling, Customer Service, and Training.
Benefits and Perks
Just 36 percent receive paid time off. The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a strong majority of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. The larger part of workers can count on health insurance, and the larger part of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. Some other perks are free drinks, life insurance, a casual working environment, and relocation expenses.