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Kitchen Manager Salary

Pay for Kitchen Managers in the United States is very modest at just $38K annually. The pay spectrum stretches from $23K to $53K per year. Total cash compensation for Kitchen Managers runs from $23K to $53K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $3K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though geography and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Kitchen Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Although about one-half have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, one-half claim no health benefits at all. Male Kitchen Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$26,121 - $52,961
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MEDIAN: $37,814
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$9.42 - $16.01
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,121 - $52,961  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,444  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,980  
Commission
$0.00 - $4,500  
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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$22,649 - $52,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 955
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.42 - $16.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33 - $4.91  
Overtime
$11.55 - $23.31  
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.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,444  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,980  
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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$22,649 - $52,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 560
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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 if they take an upper-level role like Executive Chef. The position pays an average $53K annually. Kitchen Managers most often move into positions as Restaurant General Managers or Sous Chefs; those groups report median salaries that are $11K higher and $1K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Kitchen Manager


Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, T.G.I. Friday's, The Cheesecake Factory, Inc., O'Charley's Inc., and Texas Roadhouse, Inc are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Kitchen Managers. Kitchen Managers in search of the best pay head to T.G.I. Friday's, where the median salary rolls in at $55K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $69K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $41K.

Popular Skills for Kitchen Manager


Kitchen Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Training, People Management, and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Food Preparation also know Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Kitchen Manager

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $35K. Kitchen Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $37K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $35K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Kitchen Managers, working in the bustling city of Phoenix has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Kitchen Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+21 percent), Houston (+18 percent), Cleveland (+17 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Nashville. Workers in San Antonio and St. Louis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Kitchen Manager Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Kitchen Manager Salaries


Training
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People Management
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Order Inventory
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Inventory Management
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National Average
$34,000

Food Preparation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 309 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 51%