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Average Salary for Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants Employees

Based in Dallas, TX,food & beverage player Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants offers many employment opportunities, including Restaurant General Manager and VP of Operations positions. The median salary at Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants is $34K annually. Though how long you've been working and where you live are influential salary factors for those at Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, what you do at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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How This Employer Pays

Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
above market
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Chick-Fil-A Inc, Taco Bell Corporation, Cici's Pizza
Employer: Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants
Average Salary Range by Job
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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 (5)
$21,554 - $54,164  
[-]General Manager, Restaurant (5)
Salary$23,939 - $56,656  
Bonus$249.29 - $7,256  
Total Pay$21,554 - $54,164  
[+]Vice President (VP), Operations (2)
$103,370 - $221,835  
[+]Vice President (VP), Operations (2)
Salary$96,472 - $197,539  
Total Pay$103,370 - $221,835  
[+]General / Operations Manager (2)
$16,409 - $47,357  
[+]General / Operations Manager (2)
Total Pay$16,409 - $47,357  
[+]Quality Assurance Manager (2)
$38,340 - $99,924  
[+]Quality Assurance Manager (2)
Salary$41,900 - $95,893  
Total Pay$38,340 - $99,924  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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About This Company

Dallas, TX 


Food & Beverage

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VPs of Operations represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $138K per year — though Quality Assurance Managers and Restaurant General Managers also do fairly well at about $62K and approximately $35K, respectively.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $42K annually. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $36K per year. The largest slice of the Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants workforce (33 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $50K annually.


By state, the highest pay levels are found in Texas, where the average Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants employee makes about $42K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Servsafe food manager certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $36K annually. Certified ServSafe Food Handlers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $35K per year. Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants compensates Associate's Degree-holders the most at approximately $45K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Leadership; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $87K per year. A common skill in Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants' work force is Operations Management; close to one-half of survey participants report using it on the job. Customer Service, Budget Management, and Food Preparation were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only one in three employees. One-third of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for over a third of workers, and just under a third of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment and free drinks.

Key Stats for Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants


29 %
71 %
$29,998 - $112,500
$25,532 - $44,219
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 5 votes.
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