Friday, February 1, 2013

Chipotle Salary Can Top $95,000 Annually

HuffPo has the details:

You might not think slinging burritos is the most glamorous job out there, but apparently it’s possible to make a heck of a lot of money doing it.

Climbing the ladder at locations of the fast food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill can result in some big bucks, according to CBS Los Angeles. One employee interviewed by the network, Lidia Castillo, said she worked her way up from a service manager all the way to restaurateur (Chipotle's title for a general manager) within a year, a position with an average salary of $99,000 annually.

[...]Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold confirmed that $99,000 a year is the average salary for the company's restaurateurs. The company's "people culture" and desire to promote from within, he said, is the product of the company's Co-CEO Monty Moran.

"About 98 percent of all our restaurant managers now come from within our crew," Arnold said.[...] according to, the median expected salary for a retail franchise manager in the U.S. is $95,764 per year.[...]A quick google search will show that Chipotle is hiring at locations across the country. To ensure success, job-seekers would do well to embody the 13 qualities of an ideal Chipotle employee, which Castillo told CBS Los Angeles were “conscientious, respectful, hospitable, high energy, infectiously enthusiastic, happy, presentable, smart, polite, motivated, ambitious, curious, and honest.”


  1. "You know what, Stan, if you want me to wear 37 pieces of flair, like your pretty boy over there, Brian, why don't you just make the minimum 37 pieces of flair? "

    - Office Space

  2. In-and-Out Burger pays even more, and promotes from within.
    People who say there are no jbs have no imagination. Get an ostensibly shitty job, and you can become a well-paid supervisor or manager if work your ass off and have the right attitude (Chipotle's 13 qualities are a good start).

    The problem is "pride". College grads don't want to work for a fast food restaurant and do the hard work required. They want to start at 99K a year just for being a goddamned Wymyn's Studies major.

    In a restaurant, if you have a good work ethic, show up on time, and don't do drugs, you can end up on top faster than most other fields.