With a median pay of $57K, The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. Kitchen Managers make much more than the national average ($40K per year) for those in this field. T.G.I. Friday's, Logan's Roadhouse Inc., and Bonefish Grill are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Kitchen Managers earning around $51K, $49K, or $49K at each firm, respectively. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$27,734 - $53,347
$28K
$40K
$53K
MEDIAN: $39,953
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90%

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$9.77 - $17.20
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MEDIAN: $12.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,734 - $53,347  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,811  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,909  
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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$23,035 - $51,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $17.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $4.08  
Overtime
$13.49 - $24.40  
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 - $8,811  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,909  
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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$23,035 - $51,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 943

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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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Kitchen Managers who go on to become Executive Chefs may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Executive Chefs is $54K annually. Kitchen Managers most often move into positions as Restaurant General Managers or Restaurant Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $11K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Kitchen Manager


Survey results imply that Kitchen Managers deploy a deep pool of 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cook, Customer Service, and Team Leadership. 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.


For many Kitchen Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $32K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $35K. Kitchen Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $37K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $40K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,848

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

Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, Kitchen Managers in Dallas receive some of the highest pay in the country. Kitchen Managers will also find cushy salaries in Orlando (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), and Austin (+21 percent).

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
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 349 votes.
030
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




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Kitchen Manager Salaries


Menu Planning
up arrow 9%

chef
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cooking
up arrow 4%

Job Scheduling
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National Average
$35,000


Team Leadership
up arrow 8%

Cook
up arrow 11%

Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 349 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

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: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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