Kitchen Helper / Aide Salary

The average wage for a Kitchen Helper / Aide is $9.75 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$18,147 - $36,000
$24K
MEDIAN: $24,000
50%

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$7.97 - $12.04
$8
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.75
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$24,000  
   
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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$16,650 - $29,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.97 - $12.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.61  
Overtime
$12.08 - $24.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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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$16,650 - $29,243  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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Job Description for Kitchen Helper / Aide

A kitchen helper/aide generally assists a cook in a restaurant or other food service establishment such as a school or an assisted living facility. In a cafeteria setting, a kitchen helper/aide may be expected to set up the dining area and kitchen to keep them tidy. Keeping the kitchen neat (including the counters, cooking area, refrigerators, and walls) is essential to ensure hygiene, and the kitchen helper/aide might also be tasked with serving food. They may also be responsible for washing dishes, taking inventory of supplies, and ordering additional supplies when needed.

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Kitchen Helper / Aide Tasks

  • Wash dishes and keep work surfaces clean and sanitary.
  • Serve meals and set out food in dining areas.
  • Assist with deliveries, inventory, food preparation and cleaning.

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Pay by Experience Level for Kitchen Helper / Aide

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

Key Stats for Kitchen Helper / Aide

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Kitchen Helper / Aide Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲8%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 63%
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