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Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salary

An average Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.05 per hour. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Some workers in this field — more than half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by just over two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by just under one in three. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,214 - $48,832
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$49K
MEDIAN: $34,045
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90%

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$9.10 - $14.65
(Median)
$9
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,214 - $48,832  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,463 - $42,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.10 - $14.65  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.68  
Overtime
$5.33 - $21.62  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$20,463 - $42,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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Job Description for Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant

Assistant kitchen workers are responsible for a variety of tasks related to food preparation and kitchen maintenance. Though kitchen workers may have many responsibilities, assistants are more likely to perform cleaning and maintenance tasks which don't pertain to actual food preparation, such as washing dishes, providing cooks with needed items, sanitizing work stations, rotating foodstuffs in refrigerators, preparing and polishing plates and cutlery, and keeping dispensers and shelves stocked. Assistants may also be responsible for food preparation under the supervision of a manager or head chef. These tasks may include cleaning and butchering meat, knowing a restaurant's menu and preparing its items, mixing ingredients in salad preparation, and correctly storing food. Assistant kitchen workers differ from their superiors in administrative work, as they are unlikely to be involved with administrative tasks such as taking stock or placing orders.

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Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Tasks

  • Maintain inventory, order supplies, and ensure kitchen operation is smooth.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and appoint activities to kitchen staff.
  • Manage daily operations under the direction of the general manager.
  • Ensure kitchen sanitation according to health and safety guidelines.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant


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It's not very common for Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers to move on to become Restaurant General Managers. Average pay for a Restaurant General Manager is $46K annually. It is quite typical for Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers to transition into roles as Restaurant Kitchen Managers or Kitchen Managers, where reported median earnings are $8K and $3K higher per year.

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Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Order Inventory and Food Preparation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $27K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $31K. Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $33K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $31K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Order Inventory
up arrow 5%

Food Preparation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 56%