Updated August 18, 2021
Average Kitchen Aide Salary
$10.32 hourly
$21,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$17,000 yearly
10 %
90 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$25,000$2,083$12
75th Percentile$23,000$1,917$11
25th Percentile$19,000$1,583$9
10th Percentile$17,000$1,417$8

Average Kitchen Aide Salary By State

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Kitchen Aide average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
District of Columbia$24,185$11.6366
New Hampshire$22,076$10.61142
New Jersey$19,896$9.57889
New Mexico$20,817$10.01188
New York$25,561$12.291,366
North Carolina$21,298$10.241,094
North Dakota$24,532$11.7978
Rhode Island$25,781$12.39115
South Carolina$21,089$10.14404
South Dakota$20,125$9.6882
West Virginia$18,017$8.66183

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Highest Paying Cities For Kitchen Aide

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CityAvg. salaryHourly rate
Concord, CA$29,348$14.11
Worcester, MA$24,693$11.87
Bentonville, AR$19,052$9.16

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How much does a Kitchen Aide make?

The average Kitchen Aide salary is $21,460 per year, or $10.32 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $17,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $25,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Nevada, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, and California provide the highest Kitchen Aide salaries.

Average Kitchen Aide Salary Over Time

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    How Much Do Kitchen Aides Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, Kitchen Aide salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Retail, Education, and Non Profits companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Kitchen Aides. For example, Kitchen Aides make a whopping average salary of $25,115 while working for Retail companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $22,465 at Education companies and $21,499 at Non Profits companies. But Kitchen Aides may want to avoid working in the Hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $20,614.
    RankIndustryAverage Kitchen Aide SalaryKitchen Aide Salary Range
    3Non Profits
    5Health Care

    High Paying Kitchen Aide Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Deli Worker

    Avg. salary: $21,327

    A deli worker specializes in handling deli products and providing customer service in retail stores. They are primarily responsible for packaging and labeling products according to their weight and type, assigning prices, sorting out quality, and arranging them on display, all while following food safety and health guidelines. They must also respond to inquiries, suggest products, resolve any issues or concerns, handle special orders, and maintain cleanliness and sanitation. Furthermore, it is crucial to implement all policies and regulations, maintaining a safe and healthy environment for everyone.
    35,642 Deli Worker Jobs
    Deli Clerk

    Avg. salary: $30,824

    A deli clerk is responsible for providing healthy food recommendations to the customers, assisting them with their inquiries, and providing special offers. Deli clerks' duties include maintaining the highest sanitation procedures within the working area, updating the customers with the products' promotions, updating displays regularly, researching the latest market trends for product recommendations, and adhering to the company's safety standards and regulations. A deli clerk must have impeccable customer service and communication skills to ensure customer satisfaction while meeting the company's objectives and sales goals.
    75,969 Deli Clerk Jobs
    Food Prep/Dishwasher

    Avg. salary: $24,763

    A food prep/dishwasher's role is to perform food preparation and cleaning duties in a kitchen, under the supervision and directives of a chef or manager. One of their primary responsibilities is washing dishes, sanitizing utensils, and preparing ingredients by washing, peeling, and cutting them according to size. They may also participate in organizing, sorting, and putting them in proper storage. There are also instances when they have to perform basic cooking tasks ranging from boiling and frying to baking. Furthermore, a food prep/dishwasher may have the duty of maintaining the kitchen's cleanliness and other areas.
    96,350 Food Prep/Dishwasher Jobs
    Bakery Clerk

    Avg. salary: $29,185

    A bakery clerk is an employee who is responsible for running the bakery department of supermarkets, boutique bakeries, or baking facilities. Bakery clerks are usually tasked to manage the bakery's cash register, bagging baked goods and then taking customers' payments. They ensure that the display cases inside the bakery are fully stocked with fresh bread and other baked goods. They also assist bakers with baking tasks such as measuring ingredients, mixing dough, or pouring batter.
    73,453 Bakery Clerk Jobs
    Dish Washer

    Avg. salary: $25,714

    A dishwasher is responsible for keeping and maintaining a kitchen clean by properly washing, sorting, and stacking the kitchen wares, and setting up dish stations. Though the job requires only minimal work experience and a high school diploma, it is said to be a hard one since it involves strong problem-solving and good communication skills, exceptional time management skills, and the ability to work on extended hours. However, since a dishwasher seldom leaves the kitchen area and does not provide direct service to customers, he/she usually get tips directly if service staff share their tips with them.
    30,095 Dish Washer Jobs
    Food Service Worker

    Avg. salary: $22,005

    Foodservice workers are employees at restaurants, food trucks, or any outlet that provides food to customers. They may be assigned to welcome customers, take food orders, prepare food orders in the kitchen, serve food, handle customer payments, clean up the tables once the guests leave, or maintain the whole store's cleanliness. They may also be assigned to manage inventories, handle stocks and deliveries, and other activities related to the restaurant's successful operations. Foodservice workers must always be hygienic and maintain the sanitation of the area to ensure food safety.
    168,987 Food Service Worker Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Deli Worker$21,327$1,777$10.2535,642
    Deli Clerk$30,825$2,569$14.8275,969
    Food Prep/Dishwasher$24,763$2,064$11.9196,350
    Bakery Clerk$29,186$2,432$14.0373,453
    Dish Washer$25,715$2,143$12.3630,095
    Food Service Worker$22,006$1,834$10.58168,987
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    Kitchen Aide Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Kitchen Aide can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Which Companies Pay Kitchen Aides The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a Kitchen Aide, being employed by a company such as Hyatt or Danbury Public Schools would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Catholic Health Assoc and Universal Health Services also report highly competitive salaries for Kitchen Aides.

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    Average Kitchen Aide Salary by Demographic

    Kitchen Aide Gender Pay Gap

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    Median Kitchen Aide Income by Race
    Hispanic or Latino Kitchen Aides have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or Latino Kitchen Aides have the lowest average salary at $21,096.
    Black or African American
    Hispanic or Latino
    Black or African American$21,384
    Hispanic or Latino$21,784
    Average Kitchen Aide Salary by Education Level
    Kitchen Aides with a Associate degree earn more than those without, at $21,616 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Kitchen Aides earn a median annual income of $21,538 compared to $21,242 for Kitchen Aides with an High School Diploma degree.
    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    High School Diploma or Less$21,242
    Some College/ Associate Degree$21,616
    Bachelor's Degree$21,538