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Average Salary for Dave & Buster's Restaurants Employees

The average Dave & Buster's Restaurants employee earns $45K annually. How long you've been working is the biggest factor affecting pay for Dave & Buster's Restaurants workers, followed by your job title and where you live. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Dave & Buster's Restaurants typically pays:
below market

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Employer: Dave & Buster's Restaurants
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (3)
$33,380 - $86,901  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (3)
Salary$34,107 - $73,480  
Bonus$1,015 - $17,411  
Total Pay$33,380 - $86,901  
[+]Restaurant Manager (2)
$33,614 - $66,957  
[+]Restaurant Manager (2)
Salary$33,826 - $62,443  
Bonus$428.90 - $7,641  
Total Pay$33,614 - $66,957  
[+]Waiter/Waitress (2)
$6,446 - $25,311  
[+]Waiter/Waitress (2)
Total Pay$6,446 - $25,311  
[+]Front Desk Receptionist (2)
$14,070 - $26,661  
[+]Front Desk Receptionist (2)
Total Pay$14,070 - $26,661  
 Precise Range (?
XPrecise ranges are calculated based on validated data submitted by employees in this job at this company.
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Years of Experience

For those with five or more years experience, average earnings amount to approximately $58K. Broken down by tenure, the largest number of Dave & Buster's Restaurants employees (50 percent) have one to four years of experience and typically earn $44K per year.


Bringing in the most money are Restaurant General Managers — their earnings average $63K. Restaurant Managers are a close second at around $52K along with Quality Assurance Coordinators (about $44K).


U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Maryland; salaries there average to $49K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified ServSafe Food Handler certainly has its perks — salaries approach $54K and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Servsafe food manager certifications with credentials can live quite comfortably; salaries come in at about $44K per year. Dave & Buster's Restaurants compensates Associate's Degree-holders the most at around $56K annually.


The best paying skill to have in this role appears to be People Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $56K. A relatively widespread skill at Dave & Buster's Restaurants is Operations Management; over a third of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Internal Audit, Inventory Management, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for most workers, and for a majority of workers, dental coverage is too. Some other advantages of working at Dave & Buster's Restaurants are a company cell phone and free drinks.

Key Stats

47 %
53 %
$39,000 - $58,393
$40,268 - $63,585
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
$44,911 - $61,224

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