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Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Kitchen Manager, Restaurant is $37,747 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salary (?
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$26,986 - $49,869
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37,747
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Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salary (?
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$8.87 - $15.21
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,986 - $49,869  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,834  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $14,000  
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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$22,090 - $50,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 605
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.87 - $15.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.56 - $2.58  
Overtime
$11.99 - $22.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,834  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $14,000  
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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$22,090 - $50,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 266
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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
  • Develop and enforce opening and closing procedures.
  • Control costs and inventory, reducing waste, and conducting repairs to reduce impact on operations.
  • Supervise kitchen workers, providing training, scheduling, and standards enforcement.
  • Verify, review, and ensure freshness, quality, and hygiene of food.

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Experience Affects Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salaries

National Average
$35,000
Order Inventory
up arrow 2%
Scheduling
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 48%