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Average Kitchen Manager Hourly Pay

$14.02
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,943
Bonus
$4,000
Commission
$1,100
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Kitchen Manager is $14.02.
10%
$10.31
MEDIAN
$14.02
90%
$17.90
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $18
Bonus
$98 - $9,000
Profit Sharing
$503 - $6,500
Commission
$2,500 - $12,500
Total Pay
$23,823 - $53,823
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What Do Kitchen Managers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Kitchen Manager

3.6 out of 5
(836)
Highly Satisfied
68Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Kitchen Manager are from the companies Chick-Fil-A Inc, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. and Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar. Reported salaries are highest at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar where the average pay is $17.49. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Texas Roadhouse, Inc and Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., earning around $15.00 and $14.67, respectively. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. pays the lowest at around $12.15. Sodexo, Inc. and Outback Steakhouse, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.23 and $14.00, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Kitchen Managers?

Skills in People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training, Inventory Management, Order Inventory and Food Preparation.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Kitchen Managers?

An entry-level Kitchen Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.38 based on 36 salaries. An early career Kitchen Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.30 based on 1,074 salaries. A mid-career Kitchen Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.41 based on 842 salaries. An experienced Kitchen Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.84 based on 905 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
Employees with Kitchen Manager in their job title in Charlotte, North Carolina earn an average of 5.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Orlando, Florida (2.8% more) and Houston, Texas (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (5.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (2.0% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,373 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.1%
Early Career
31.8%
Mid Career
25.0%
Experienced
26.8%
Late Career
15.3%