$40,830
Avg. Salary
$13.33
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,531

Bonus

$974

Profit Sharing

$3,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Kitchen Manager is $13.33 per hour.

The average pay for a Kitchen Manager is $40,830 per year.

10%
$9.94
10%
$13.33
50%
$17.38
90%
90%
MEDIAN $13.33
10%
$28k
10%
$41k
50%
$54k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $40,830
$27,925 - $54,285
$28K
$41K
$54K
MEDIAN: $40,830
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$9.94 - $17.38
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$0$54K
Salary $27,925 - $54,285
Bonus $0.00 - $8,346
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,960
Commission $3,000
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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$23,132 - $52,570
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,061
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $9.94 - $17.38
Hourly Tips $0.11 - $4.32
Overtime $14.07 - $24.96
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,346
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,960
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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$23,132 - $52,570
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,855

Job Description

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.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$65K

$24,198

$42,762

$49,615

Chick-Fil-A Inc
19 profiles
$27,743

$55,136

$44,494

$40,226

$40,721

T.G.I. Friday's
16 profiles
$48,841

$49,310

Common Career Paths


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Kitchen Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Executive Chef. The latter position pays an average of $54K annually. Restaurant General Managers or Restaurant Managers are common next-step roles for Kitchen Managers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Restaurant General Managers is $11K higher on average, and it's $4K higher for Restaurant Managers.

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Popular Skills


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Cook, Customer Service, and Team Leadership. Those familiar with Food Preparation also tend to know Training.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Kitchen Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Kitchen Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 864 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Kitchen Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 742 salaries. An experienced Kitchen Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 726 salaries. A Kitchen Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 279 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,935

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

Home to some of the best pay for Kitchen Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 36 percent above the national average. Kitchen Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+25 percent), Austin (+24 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), and Dallas (+20 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 3 percent south of the national average, can be found in Denver.

Q: What is it like working as a Kitchen Manager?

Kitchen Manager in United States:
"If I'd known then what I know now."
The advice I would give to a kitchen manager starting out, is to get a formal education at either a community college, or culinary arts school. Don't just rely on your talent as I did which is great ive purchased 2 homes have nice cars raised four kids all professionals now. But for you to advance in your senior years you really need a degree in the food service sector.

Kitchen Manager in Austin:
"Even dream jobs are hard work."
Work hard but slow down enough to find enjoyment in what you do and the humans around you. Take ownership over how you feel and how you make others feel, over communicate, be honest. Don't expect others to do it the same way you would.

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.

Kitchen Manager in Los Angeles:
"Flexibility."
Working with people you have to be very flexible and sensitive to their personal lives to be a respectable leader.

Kitchen Manager in Townsend:
"Be careful."
Wait till you're off work when you discuss your salary.

Kitchen Manager in Dresden:
"Good."
Pros: Meeting different people and to severing them good food.
Cons: My employee don't care about the work place or to help make a better place for are comsumers.

Kitchen Manager in Miami:
Is a very intense job, you have to be able to work long shift, a lot of responsibilities,

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 848 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲13%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$35,000

▼8%

How Skills Affect Salaries

▲9%

Menu Planning
▲9%

chef
▲8%



Job Scheduling
▲3%




▲1%

National Average
$35,000

cooking
▼1%


Team Leadership
▼7%

Cook
▼9%

Customer Service
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 848 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 58%