Earnings for Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers in the United States come in at around $12.50 per hour on average. 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. Medical benefits are awarded to over a third, and approximately one in four earn dental coverage. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,758 - $43,807
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MEDIAN: $35,828
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$9.87 - $15.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$25,758 - $43,807  
   
Bonus
$25.53 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$720  
Total Pay (?
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$21,987 - $41,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $15.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.80  
Overtime
$14.62 - $22.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$25.53 - $3,915  
   
Profit Sharing
$720  
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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$21,987 - $41,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 137

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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

  • 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


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There are some Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Restaurant General Managers, where earnings are an average $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 $6K and $3K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant


Survey results suggest that Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 Food Preparation and Training. 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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $30K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $32K. Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers see a median salary of $33K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $28K.

Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant?

Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant in Quincy:
"The next step."
Pros: I have great insight from a long time of hands on experience in the restaurant industry. I have seen every angle from starting as a bus boy my first job, moving to dishwasher, to server, then to cook, then a manager and also helping out bar tending.
Cons: The lazy people in the business. The turn around rate in a restaurant is really fast so you have to hold onto the good ones you get because there is a lot of bad employees you will hire until you can find that one good one who stays with the company more than a year.

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Key Stats for Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
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Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Inventory Management
up arrow 9%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%


National Average
$31,000

People Management
up arrow 2%

Training
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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