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Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salary

Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers in the United States pull down an average of $12.12 per hour. Job satisfaction for Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly more than half lack any form of coverage — but just over two-fifths have medical insurance, and about one in three have dental, too. 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. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,245 - $48,754
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$49K
MEDIAN: $34,141
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$9.20 - $14.63
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,245 - $48,754  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
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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$20,660 - $42,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.20 - $14.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.68  
Overtime
$5.20 - $21.47  
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 - $3,041  
   
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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$20,660 - $42,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128

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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers sometimes become Restaurant General Managers, where the average income is $46K per year. Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers most often move into positions as Restaurant Kitchen Managers or Kitchen Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $8K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Food Preparation and Order Inventory 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $27K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $31K. For Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $33K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $31K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Food Preparation
up arrow 2%

Order Inventory
up arrow 2%

National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 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
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 55%
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