Kitchen Helper / Aide Salary

The average wage for a Kitchen Helper / Aide is $9.54 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$7.60 - $14.46
(Median)
$7
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$7.60 - $14.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.67  
Overtime
$12.08 - $27.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $202.73  
   
Total Pay (?
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$15,782 - $30,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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

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

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Experience Affects Kitchen Helper / Aide Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 56%
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