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Personal DevelopmentFrom Day One

You won’t find can openers or freezers here. So don’t expect to find typical job descriptions, either. Being part of the Chipotle crew means learning the skills to grow as a person and a leader. Nurturing the growth of our people is a large part of our mission to cultivate a better world.

Culinary and Business Chops

Chipotle Kitchen Crew member prepping fresh green bell peppers by chopping with a knife on the cutting board.

Beyond your knife skills, you’ll learn about food quality, safety, hospitality, and the business side of what it takes to run a restaurant.

Leadership Programs

Chipotle Restaurant Manager is training a new Crew member to build bowls and burritos for restaurant guests.

Our path to leadership can take as little as 18 months and includes programs like Cultivate U, which prepares you to lead a team.

Benefits to Go Beyond

Chipotle restaurant sign on the outside of the restaurant on a sunny day.

From our debt-free college degree program to health and wellness benefits, we take our commitment to our people seriously.

Cultivatingthe Best You

Start Here, Grow Here

We love promoting from within. In fact, 90% of restaurant management roles were internal promotions.

Unreal Benefits

If you want to grow, we’ll do everything in our power to help you through our industry-leading benefits program.

See All Benefits
  1. Crew, Full Time $41,300 Crew, Full Time Chart
  2. Kitchen Leader $46,300 Kitchen Manager Chart
  3. Service Leader $49,400 Service Manager Chart
  4. Apprentice $71,100 Apprentice Chart
  5. General Manager $87,500 General Manager Chart
  6. Certified Training Manager $106,600 Certified Training Manager Chart
  7. Restaurateur $112,300 Restaurateur Chart

The company-wide averages reflected above are for illustrative purposes only; actual individual compensation will vary based on performance and other factors.

Stories of Real Success
and Inspiration

We never tire of seeing our people succeed or sharing their stories with the world. Which is why we’re sharing just a few here. At our core, we want to make a difference in the lives of our crew and our customers.