Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salary

Pay for Restaurant Kitchen Managers in the United States is very modest at just $38K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $21K and $52K per year. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a little less than one-half and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. Most Restaurant Kitchen Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Restaurant Kitchen Managers survey respondents are men (71 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$26,193 - $51,868
(Median)
$26K
$38K
$52K
MEDIAN: $38,127
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$8.85 - $15.45
(Median)
$8
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,193 - $51,868  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
Profit Sharing
$1,600 - $14,483  
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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$20,959 - $52,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 288
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.85 - $15.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13 - $1.25  
Overtime
$11.84 - $23.24  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600 - $14,483  
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).
)
$20,959 - $52,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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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.

Common Career Paths for Kitchen Manager, Restaurant


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Restaurant Kitchen Managers who advance into the role of a Food and Beverage Director are fairly uncommon. Food and Beverage Directors on average earn $61K per year. Going from Restaurant Kitchen Manager to Restaurant General Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $46K. Many others choose to work as Kitchen Managers, where pay is typically $33K.

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Survey takers who work as Restaurant Kitchen Managers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Order Inventory, Food Preparation, and Scheduling can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Scheduling and Food Preparation, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Competency in Food Preparation frequently indicates knowledge of Order Inventory.

Pay by Experience Level for Kitchen Manager, Restaurant

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


Restaurant Kitchen Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $31K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $34K. Restaurant Kitchen Managers bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $39K.

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Experience Affects Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Salaries

National Average
$34,000

Order Inventory
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Scheduling
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 53%
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