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Kitchen Manager Salary

For Kitchen Managers, higher-than-average salaries can be found at T.G.I. Friday's, where the average employee brings in around $56K relative to the national average of $38K per year for those in this line of work. Kitchen Managers can also look forward to large paychecks at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. ($56K), O'Charley's Inc. ($49K), and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc ($47K). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$26,357 - $53,094
(Median)
$26K
$38K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,077
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50%
90%

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$9.41 - $16.24
(Median)
$9
$13
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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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
$26,357 - $53,094  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,803  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,959  
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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$22,847 - $52,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,104
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
$9.41 - $16.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.11 - $4.86  
Overtime
$11.89 - $24.13  
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 - $7,803  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $4,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,959  
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).
)
$22,847 - $52,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 638

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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Executive Chef. The average Executive Chef brings home $53K per year. A Kitchen Manager may also move into a role as a Restaurant General Manager or a Sous Chef.

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Popular Skills for Kitchen Manager


Kitchen Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Training, Inventory Control, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Food Preparation also tend to know Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Kitchen Manager

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $31K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $35K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Kitchen Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $37K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

Pay Difference by Location


For Kitchen Managers, busy Phoenix offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Kitchen Managers will also find cushy salaries in Charlotte (+18 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), Denver (+11 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Portland.

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Experience Affects Kitchen Manager Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Kitchen Manager Salaries


Training
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National Average
$34,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 335 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 47% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 52%
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