Entry-Level Kitchen Manager Salary

An Entry-Level Kitchen Manager earns an average wage of $12.11 per hour.

$26,128 - $50,449
$26K
$38K
$50K
MEDIAN: $38,092
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50%
90%

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$9.23 - $15.81
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$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.31
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$0$50K
Salary $26,128 - $50,449
Bonus $0.00 - $6,841
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $2,553
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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$21,342 - $48,740
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 767
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $9.23 - $15.81
Hourly Tips $0.03 - $3.17
Overtime $12.54 - $23.45
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,841
Commission $2,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $2,553
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).
)
$21,342 - $48,740
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 766

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.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,104

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

Kitchen Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Kitchen Manager in Cedar Rapids:
Train train train. Don't forget to coach and train.

Kitchen Manager in Lexington:
"Attitudes Are Contagious Is Yours Worth Catching."
Don't take short cuts, You must Walk the talk. Lead By Example, Don't assume your kitchen crew knows what you're working on, Talk about them, Challenge yourself and your team be A Listener, Coach the behavior, Be visible..Set shift goals as well as weekly goals to achieve quick, and long-term results....

Kitchen Manager in Eustis:
"Heads Up!"
I would tell you that if you can't handle a high stress situation this would not be the job for you. Keep your composure and set a good example for all employees. Listen to what your employees have to say and they're ideas. Tell them they do a good job when they do and to keep up the good work. If they do something wrong let them know in a professional level.

Kitchen Manager in Milwaukee:
"Work with others."
You must work well with others and put yourself out of your comfort zone.

Kitchen Manager in Fort Collins:
"Don't expect help."
Be very organized, treat people well, have a plan for every day, and train your staff well.

Kitchen Manager in San Diego:
"Poor behavior by the owner."
She believes that it is ok to force her employees to work through breaks and call them stupid and yell when they make mistakes. After 8 - 10 hours without a break, food or water, any one can make a mistake. Her idea of leadership is to berate and strike fear into her employees. She terrifies them and though she thinks this will reduce mistakes, it only causes employees to avoid any job that might have a possibility of a mistake. Keep track of all illegal offenses.

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.

Key Stats for Kitchen Manager

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 276 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
23%

Skills That Affect Kitchen Manager Salaries

Scheduling
▲9%




▲2%

Operations Management
▲2%

Inventory Control
▲1%

National Average
$32,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 276 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 62%