Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salary
The average Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $12.76 per hour. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and close to a fourth earn dental coverage. Male Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$27,104 - $43,752|
|Bonus||$24.83 - $4,027|
|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).)
|$21,987 - $40,974|
|Hourly Rate||$9.87 - $15.73|
|Hourly Tips||$0.00 - $3.58|
|Overtime||$14.59 - $23.24|
|Bonus||$24.83 - $4,027|
|Total Pay (||$21,987 - $40,974|
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.Read More...
Assistant kitchen workers must communicate regularly and skillfully in their work to understand and carry out specific requests from co-workers and managers. During busy periods, they must work well with co-workers and ensure that no one is running low on clean dishes or other necessary items. They usually work in shifts, which may include weekends and evenings depending on their employer. As assistants, they work under the supervision of a manager, as well as other cooks or kitchen workers. Their work is entirely indoors and often physically demanding by requiring repetitive motion and heavy lifting.
Although there are no formal education requirements to be an assistant kitchen worker, many employers may prefer applicants with prior work experience in food preparation and/or hospitality.
Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Tasks
- Manage daily operations under the direction of the general manager.
- Ensure kitchen sanitation according to health and safety guidelines.
- Maintain inventory, order supplies, and ensure kitchen operation is smooth.
- Schedule, coordinate, and appoint activities to kitchen staff.
Common Career Paths for Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant
Though it's uncommon, some Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers move into roles as Restaurant General Managers, where pay is an average $46K per year. 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 $6K and $3K higher per year.
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Popular Skills for Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant
Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Scheduling, Order Inventory, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training and Food Preparation. Employees educated in Food Preparation are typically practiced in Order Inventory, too.
Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average inexperienced worker earns $30K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $31K. Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $34K. 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 $28K by contrast.
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