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Your Future

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 $44,300.00


  2. Kitchen Leader $49,200.00


  3. Service Leader $52,400.00


  4. Apprentice $70,000.00


  5. General Manager $89,900.00


  6. Restaurateur $113,500


Potential rewards values illustrated above use salary data as of May 2023 and are for illustrative purposes only; actual individual compensation will vary based on performance and other factors.

Real Growth

Stories of Real Successand 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.

Watch Video Chipotle Restaurant Manager Tania in a Chipotle restaurant sharing her experience.
From Crew to Field Manager Tania Ortega was trying to find her path and Chipotle was her side job. She found that path and now runs a multi-million dollar operation here at Chipotle.
Watch Video Chipotle Crew member Alyssa shares her story of getting her debt-free degree with other Crew members in a restaurant.
Summer Crew to Debt-Free Degree We're proud to partner with Guild Education to help team members like Alyssa pursue their passion.
Watch Video Chipotle Field Leader Jhonson shares his story of leadership and is pictured with a happy group of Crew members in a restaurant.
From Crew to Field Leader Having grown from Crew to Field Leader (Multi-Unit Manager) himself, Jhonson has also been a part of developing the majority of leaders in Manhattan.
Chipotle leader German happily stands outside of a Chipotle restaurant in the cold weather to share his leadership journey.
First Job to Field Leader Chipotle was German’s first job but he didn't see it as a real career option. However, he soon discovered a passion for developing people which led to over a decade of leading restaurants and growing leaders in the Kansas City area.