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Average Salary for Dave & Buster's Restaurants Employees

The median salary at Dave & Buster's Restaurants is $44K per year. Your experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for Dave & Buster's Restaurants workers, followed by what you do at the company. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Dave & Buster's Restaurants typically pays:
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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.
[-]Restaurant Manager (3)
$35,418 - $72,088  
[-]Restaurant Manager (3)
Salary$36,537 - $66,359  
Bonus$657 - $8,389  
Total Pay$35,418 - $72,088  
[+]General Manager, Restaurant (2)
$34,302 - $79,546  
[+]General Manager, Restaurant (2)
Salary$34,854 - $68,623  
Bonus$930 - $15,092  
Total Pay$34,302 - $79,546  
[+]Quality Assurance Coordinator (2)
$31,824 - $60,299  
[+]Quality Assurance Coordinator (2)
Salary$31,837 - $56,850  
Total Pay$31,824 - $60,299  
[+]Area Operations Manager (2)
$36,274 - $79,892  
[+]Area Operations Manager (2)
Salary$36,175 - $75,024  
Total Pay$36,274 - $79,892  
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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: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Dave & Buster's Restaurants for between five and 10 years earn $55K annually on average. The largest slice of the Dave & Buster's Restaurants workforce (50 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, about $45K per year.


Restaurant Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $55K annually; Restaurant General Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to $51K, while Area Operations Managers and Quality Assurance Coordinators rank near the top as well (approximately $51K and $44K, respectively).

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ServSafe Food Handlers earn about $51K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Servsafe food manager certifications with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $44K annually. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $57K per year.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Data Analysis; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $91K annually. Operations Management is regularly seen around here; slightly less than a third of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Other top skills include People Management, Customer Service, and Project Management.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all survey participants set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). For a majority of employees, benefits include health insurance, and the larger part of workers get dental coverage, too. Other privileges include a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and free drinks.

Key Stats for Dave & Buster's Restaurants


50 %
50 %
$39,500 - $58,393
$40,547 - $61,870
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
United States (change)

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