Median pay for Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.39 per hour. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to over a third, and about one in four 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. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,452 - $43,502
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$9.83 - $15.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$25,452 - $43,502  
   
Bonus
$25.34 - $3,945  
Profit Sharing
$720  
Total Pay (?
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$22,139 - $40,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $15.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.83  
Overtime
$14.05 - $22.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$25.34 - $3,945  
   
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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$22,139 - $40,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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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Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers who advance into the role of a Restaurant General Manager are fairly uncommon. Restaurant General Managers on average earn $46K per year. Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Restaurant Kitchen Managers or Kitchen Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $6K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant


Survey results show that Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Inventory Management, Scheduling, Order Inventory, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $31K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $29K. Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers see a median salary of $33K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Restaurant Assistant Kitchen Managers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $27K.

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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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Experience Affects Assistant Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$30,000

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

Inventory Management
up arrow 10%

Scheduling
up arrow 5%

Order Inventory
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National Average
$30,000

People Management
up arrow 2%

Food Preparation
up arrow 3%

Training
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 62%
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