You’ve managed to find a good candidate, so now comes the tough part: How much do you offer to pay your would-be hire? A study by Gecko Hospitality, based on input from some 2,000 restaurant employees and employers, provides some insight on where to start. The report breaks down the average starting pay, both across all types of restaurants and by market segment. The study also provides some insights as to what the typical candidate is likely to offer in terms of education level, time on their last job, and how long they’ve been in the business. Read on for those benchmarks.