Average Hourly Rate for Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants Employees

Employees of Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants bring in an average of $9.72 per hour, and when they are working overtime, they earn $18.00. Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though your city and how long you've been working are also considered. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants Hourly Rate


Line Cook
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35 profiles

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Prep Cook
21 profiles

Cook, Restaurant
12 profiles

10 profiles

Grill Cook
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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 207
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Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants pays its employees an average of $9.78 an hour. Hourly pay at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants ranges from an average of $5.24 to $13.88 an hour. Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants employees with the job title Financial Analyst make the most with an average hourly rate of $19.40, while employees with the title Server make the least with an average hourly rate of $4.48.


Grill Cooks rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $14.00 per hour; Restaurant Cooks come in second with average earnings amounting to about $10.95, while Line Cooks and Prep Cooks rank near the top as well ($10.86 and approximately $10.69, respectively). Earning only on average, Servers make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($12.55 per hour) can be spotted in Spokane, Wash.; La Crosse, Wisc. ($10.76), Johnstown, Pa. (about $10.53), and Asheville, N.C. ($9.88) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Palm Bay, Fla.; in fact, at approximately $9.07 it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Pennsylvania pays Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants the most — $10.56 per hour on average.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make around $9.86 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $9.38 per hour.

Certifications and Degrees

Servsafe food manager certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $15.13 per hour. Those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) at Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants come out on top, and their salaries approach $11.02 per hour.


Employees who count Order Inventory among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $16.51 per hour. Folks here also tend to know Food Preparation; on the survey, a little over a half of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to know Training, Customer Service, and People Management.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants provides an optional 401(k) plan, and nearly one-third of workers participate. Perks cover health insurance for nearly two in five workers and dental coverage for over a third of workers. A few more workplace perks are free drinks, food/meal discounts, flexible hours, 401(a), and clothing allowance / discounts.

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Key Stats for Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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