Years of Experience
Average pay is around $36K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $44K per year. The largest slice of the Dave & Buster's Restaurants workforce (43 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $61K annually.
Restaurant Managers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at approximately $59K per year — though Operations Managers, Kitchen Managers, and Area Operations Managers also do fairly well at $53K, about $52K, and approximately $50K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Dave & Buster's Restaurants are Quality Assurance Coordinators — the median salary for this role approaches $44K.
By state, Dave & Buster's Restaurants employees make the most in Texas, earning $57K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified ServSafe Food Handlers, who make about $50K per year. Servsafe food manager certifications with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $46K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) make the most here, hauling in $52K per year.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Leadership; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $63K annually. Operations Management is a popular skill among Dave & Buster's Restaurants workers, with more than a third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Key skills also include Customer Service, People Management, and Scheduling.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of employees allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. A majority of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of employees also include dental insurance. Dave & Buster's Restaurants also dishes out privileges such as a subsidized cell phone, relocation expenses, free drinks, and life insurance.