Restaurant Cooks are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $15.21 per hour on average; Line Cooks are next on the list, bringing in close to $13.09, followed by Prep Cooks earning about $11.25 and Dishwashers making around $10.06. Servers make an average, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($15.00 per hour) can be spotted in Huntington Beach, Calif.; Seattle, Wash. (approximately $14.94), San Diego, Calif. (about $13.56), and Salt Lake City, Utah (around $13.00) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Atlanta, Ga.; in fact, at $11.00 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. employees make the most in Washington, earning $14.74 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of approximately $12.19 per hour. The largest fraction of The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. people (56 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $10.50 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certainly has its perks — salaries approach $11.38 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. At The Cheesecake Factory, Inc., employees who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) receive the highest pay at around $11.00.
In this position, it pays to have Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $14.25 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. is Customer Service; half of employees use it for work. Cash Handling, Microsoft Office, and Food Preparation are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
For employees looking to save up for their golden years, The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. provides an optional 401(k) plan, and more than a third of workers participate. The larger part of employees receive health insurance, and the larger part of survey participants get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to free drinks, food/meal discounts, food/meals on duty, a casual working environment, and company store discount.