Kitchen Manager Salary

The national average salary for Kitchen Managers is $40K annually; The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. pays the most in this field, though, offering a median salary of $57K. Soaring salaries can also be found at T.G.I. Friday's, Logan's Roadhouse Inc., and Bonefish Grill, where earnings of $51K, $49K, or $49K are standard for Kitchen Managers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,927 - $53,332
$28K
$40K
$53K
MEDIAN: $40,198
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$9.77 - $17.19
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$17
MEDIAN: $12.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,927 - $53,332  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,156  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,936  
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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$23,055 - $51,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $17.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $4.10  
Overtime
$13.48 - $24.33  
National Annualized 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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,156  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,936  
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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$23,055 - $51,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 935

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Kitchen Manager


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For Kitchen Managers, progressing to an Executive Chef role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Executive Chef can earn $54K annually. Kitchen Managers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Restaurant General Managers or Restaurant Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $11K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Kitchen Manager


Kitchen Managers seem to wield many skills 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: $34,834

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

Kitchen Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 36 percent. Kitchen Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+26 percent), Austin (+24 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), and Dallas (+21 percent). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 3 percent below the national average.

Kitchen Manager Reviews

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

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.

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Key Stats for Kitchen Manager

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 357 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Kitchen Manager Salaries

▲13%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$35,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Kitchen Manager Salaries

▲9%

Menu Planning
▲9%

chef
▲8%



Job Scheduling
▲4%




▲1%

National Average
$35,000

cooking
▼1%


Team Leadership
▼6%

Customer Service
▼8%

Cook
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 357 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 58%