Average Salary for The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. Employees

Operating out of Calabasas, Calif., restaurant sector 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 $44K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. employees is your role at the company, though your experience level and geography play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. typically pays:
above market
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Employer: The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Restaurant Manager (12)
$21,243 - $70,183  
[-]Restaurant Manager (12)
Salary$36,492 - $65,097  
Bonus$736 - $9,914  
Total Pay$21,243 - $70,183  
[+]Server (8)
$9,205 - $50,644  
[+]Server (8)
Salary$7,806 - $50,214  
Total Pay$9,205 - $50,644  
[+]Kitchen Manager (6)
$29,596 - $70,437  
[+]Kitchen Manager (6)
Salary$30,376 - $66,559  
Bonus$259.92 - $10,375  
Total Pay$29,596 - $70,437  
[+]Line Cook (6)
$18,881 - $34,986  
[+]Line Cook (6)
Bonus$12.99 - $1,344  
Total Pay$18,881 - $34,986  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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About This Company

Calabasas, California 

Restaurant, Eating and Drinking Places

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Earning approximately $70K on average, Restaurant General Managers receive the most money, followed by Assistant General Managers ($64K), Front of House Restaurant Managers ($56K), and Restaurant Managers (around $55K). Among the lower-paid positions at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. are Servers — typical salaries for this role approach $23K.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make about $48K. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of around $65K. Overall, the greater share of The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn $57K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($67K per year) can be spotted in Los Angeles; Richmond (approximately $60K), St. Louis (about $58K), and Cherry Hill ($51K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Fort Lauderdale — at about $50K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of around $73K annually) in New York.

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. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified ServSafe Food Handlers with credentials; these people typically earn approximately $57K per year. The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. compensates Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS)-holders the most at $65K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Inventory Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $61K. A relatively widespread skill at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. is Training; nearly two in five of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with People Management, Food Preparation, and Customer Service.


The number of male employees outweighs the number of women; The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. has a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about one in three workers receiving paid vacation and more than two-fifths of workers receiving sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a fair portion of workers participate. At The Cheesecake Factory, Inc., more than half of workers have health insurance, and a majority of workers have dental coverage. Some other perks are free drinks, life insurance, stock options, and relocation expenses.

Key Stats for The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.


19 %
81 %
$46,623 - $66,377
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

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