Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salary

Restaurant Kitchen Managers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $39K per year. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — a majority — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by roughly two in five and dental plans are enjoyed by about one in four. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Restaurant Kitchen Managers. Restaurant Kitchen Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 66 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,061 - $54,494
$27K
$39K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,336
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50%
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$9.56 - $15.45
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$12
$15
MEDIAN: $12.01
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,061 - $54,494  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $7,250  
Profit Sharing
$1,525  
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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$21,973 - $51,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.56 - $15.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.45  
Overtime
$12.26 - $26.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$250.00 - $7,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,525  
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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$21,973 - $51,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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Job Description for Kitchen Manager, Restaurant

A kitchen manager is a back-of-house supervisor at a restaurant. Restaurants that offer a more casual fare and atmosphere are typical employers for kitchen managers (versus fine dining restaurants, which generally hire chefs). Kitchen managers are in charge of executing pre-existing recipes and preparations, as well as overseeing schedules, cleaning, and maintenance in accordance with the guidance of the restaurant’s owner or general manager. This is typically a salaried position; however, in smaller, independent operations, the kitchen manager may be an elevated hourly employee.

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Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Tasks

  • Supervise kitchen workers, providing training, scheduling, and standards enforcement.
  • Verify, review, and ensure freshness, quality, and hygiene of food.
  • Develop and enforce opening and closing procedures.
  • Control costs and inventory, reducing waste, and conducting repairs to reduce impact on operations.

Common Career Paths for Kitchen Manager, Restaurant


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Though not the most common occurrence, Restaurant Kitchen Managers sometimes become Food and Beverage Directors, where the average income is $62K per year. Restaurant Kitchen Managers most often move into positions as Restaurant General Managers or Kitchen Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $15K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Kitchen Manager, Restaurant

Pay by Experience for a Kitchen Manager, Restaurant has a positive trend. An entry-level Kitchen Manager, Restaurant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 73 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Kitchen Manager, Restaurant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Kitchen Manager, Restaurant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 44 salaries. A Kitchen Manager, Restaurant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 37 salaries.

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Key Stats for Kitchen Manager, Restaurant

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salaries

▲25%

▲22%

National Average
$31,000

▼3%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Food Preparation
▼0%

Order Inventory
▼0%

National Average
$31,000

Inventory Management
▼12%

Scheduling
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 59%