Nearing the top of the pay scale are Restaurant General Managers, Assistant General Managers, Kitchen Managers, and Restaurant Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at $67K per year, the other salaries come in at $66K, $55K, and around $52K, respectively. Near the bottom at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. are Servers, pulling in an average of just about $23K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $78K annually) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C. ($75K), San Francisco, Calif. ($66K), and Richmond, Va. ($60K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at around $35K) is Boston, Mass. By state, the highest pay levels are found in North Carolina, where the average The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. employee makes about $75K per year.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $42K annually. Overall, the greater share of The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average $57K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach approximately $65K annually for Certified Food Protection Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certification garners significant financial rewards of around $58K per year on average. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. come out on top, and their salaries approach $65K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Leadership; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $64K per year. People Management is regularly seen around here; approximately half of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include Scheduling, Customer Service, and Training.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 36 percent. A fair number of survey participants participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for the larger part of employees, and for the larger part of workers, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here are free drinks, life insurance, a casual working environment, and relocation expenses.