The average wage for a Kitchen Helper / Aide is $9.63 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 - $33,000
(Median)
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$24K
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MEDIAN: $23,583
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$7.90 - $11.99
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$23,583  
   
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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$16,529 - $28,170  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.90 - $11.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $3.61  
Overtime
$15.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
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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$16,529 - $28,170  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Kitchen Helper / Aide

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

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Experience Affects Kitchen Helper / Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$20,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 62%
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