Survey Results: Pay Rates by Geographic Region

Pay rates vary from one geographical region to another. Cost of living, state minimum wage laws, and other factors have a significant impact on pay scales for various jobs.

Our survey data is collected from members, who are primarily independent restaurateurs. One of the questions we asked operators to answer is what they pay in terms of salary and hourly wages before tip income for the following positions:

  • Annual Salaries - General Manager, Chef/Kitchen Manager, Asst. Manager, Bookkeeper, Catering Director

  • Hourly Wages - Waitstaff, Bartender, Host/Hostess, Busser, Cashier, Barback, Runner, Sous Chef, Line Cook, Prep/Pantry, Dishwasher, Expeditor

We separated the pay rate results by geographical region. Simply click on the region to view responses.

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Geographic Regions

North Central





Alberta Illinois Connecticut Alabama Arizona Alaska
British Columbia Indiana Maine Arkansas California Guam
Manitoba Iowa Massachusetts Delaware Colorado Hawaii
New Brunswick Kansas New Hampshire District of Columbia Idaho Puerto Rico
Newfoundland & Labrador Michigan New Jersey Florida Nevada Virgin Islands
Northwest Territories Minnesota New York Georgia New Mexico
Nova Scotia Missouri Pennsylvania Kentucky Oregon
Ontario Montana Rhode Island Louisiana Utah
Prince Edwards Island Nebraska Vermont Maryland Washington
Quebec North Dakota Mississippi Wyoming
Saskatchewan Ohio North Carolina
Yukon South Dakota Oklahoma
Wisconsin South Carolina
West Virginia

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