Kitchen Manager Salary

For Kitchen Managers, higher-than-average salaries can be found at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc., where the average employee brings in around $57K relative to the national average of $41K per year for those in this line of work. Other employers shelling out big bucks include T.G.I. Friday's, Logan's Roadhouse Inc., and Bonefish Grill, where Kitchen Managers typically earn around $51K, $49K, or $49K, respectively. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,910 - $53,931
$29K
$41K
$54K
MEDIAN: $40,918
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90%

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$9.96 - $17.27
$10
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MEDIAN: $13.06
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$0$53K
Salary $28,910 - $53,931
Bonus $0.00 - $9,186
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,425
Commission $2,000
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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$23,599 - $53,022
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,172
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $9.96 - $17.27
Hourly Tips $0.23 - $4.58
Overtime $13.91 - $24.48
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,186
Commission $2,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,425
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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$23,599 - $53,022
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 972

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Job Description for Kitchen Manager

A kitchen manager keeps the “back of the house” and kitchen of a restaurant running smoothly and efficiently. A kitchen manager can be in charge of a kitchen in a number of settings such as a restaurant, hotel, cruise ship, or nursing home. One of the kitchen manager’s responsibilities is ensuring food quality. There are many regulations regarding the storage and cooking of food, and it is their job to ensure that standards are met. Kitchen managers are also obligated to ensure that sanitation standards are met. This includes making sure that the kitchen and refrigerator areas are kept clean, food is disposed of properly, and all employees are trained on how to maintain sanitary conditions.

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Kitchen Manager Tasks

  • Maintain the inventory and budget for supplies and materials in a cost-efficient manner.
  • Open and close the kitchen each day, including monitoring supplies and reducing waste.
  • Supervise, train, and schedule kitchen staff to provide quality, hygienic, standardized food.
  • Handle daily operations like payroll, customer complaints, liaising with vendors or partners, etc.

Common Career Paths for Kitchen Manager


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Kitchen Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Executive Chef. The latter position pays an average of $54K annually. Restaurant General Managers or Restaurant Managers are common next-step roles for Kitchen Managers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Restaurant General Managers is $11K higher on average, and it's $4K higher for Restaurant Managers.

Kitchen Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Kitchen Manager

Popular Skills for Kitchen Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Menu Planning, chef, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Cook, Customer Service, and Team Leadership. Those familiar with Food Preparation also tend to know Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Kitchen Manager

Pay by Experience for a Kitchen Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Kitchen Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 864 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Kitchen Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 742 salaries. An experienced Kitchen Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 726 salaries. A Kitchen Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 279 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,423

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Kitchen Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 36 percent above the national average. Kitchen Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+25 percent), Austin (+24 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), and Dallas (+20 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 3 percent south of the national average, can be found in Denver.

Kitchen Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Kitchen Manager?

Kitchen Manager in Suwanee:
"As a kitchen manager you control all aspects of the kitchen."
Pros: That I am able to create an environment and product that is satisfactory to guest and employees.
Cons: When you have to let good people go based on not being capable of fulfilling requirements of job description.

Kitchen Manager in Frederick:
Pros: Some of the co workers I like, that's it.
Cons: I am over worked and underpaid, I control everything in the kitchen. I also run the kitchen line by myself, prep all stations, and do dishes.

Kitchen Manager in Canton:
"Cooking."
Pros: Learning new things.
Cons: Bad employees.

Kitchen Manager in Oxford:
"Kitchen Manager."
Pros: The great people I work with. The atmosphere. An the free reign I have to make decisions.
Cons: The pay rate, stress level of all that I am over.

Kitchen Manager in Dresden:
"Good."
Pros: Meeting different people and to severing them good food.
Cons: My employee don't care about the work place or to help make a better place for are comsumers.

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Key Stats for Kitchen Manager

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 454 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Kitchen Manager Salaries

▲11%

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$35,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Kitchen Manager Salaries

▲7%

Menu Planning
▲7%

chef
▲6%



Job Scheduling
▲2%




▼0%

National Average
$35,000

cooking
▼3%


Team Leadership
▼8%

Cook
▼10%

Customer Service
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 454 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 57%
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