Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salary
For Assistant Fast Food Managers, hourly average wages total $10.34 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but the company and tenure are influential factors as well. Most Assistant Fast Food Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although roughly two-fifths have medical coverage and nearly one-third have dental coverage, the greater part claim no health benefits at all.
|Salary||$23,797 - $38,706|
|Bonus||$195.74 - $4,580|
|Total Pay (||$18,790 - $34,797|
|Hourly Rate||$8.54 - $13.01|
|Hourly Tips||$0.00 - $2.01|
|Overtime||$12.42 - $19.43|
|Bonus||$195.74 - $4,580|
|Total Pay (||$18,790 - $34,797|
Job Description for Assistant Manager, Fast Food
An assistant manager in the fast food industry is responsible for overseeing the operation of a fast food restaurant, typically under the supervision of a general manager. Individuals in this position manage a group of line-level employees who perform such functions as preparing food, cleaning, and taking customer orders. The assistant manager must know how to perform all line-level functions, as they must ensure these tasks are successfully completed and perhaps fill in on the line.Read More...
Many fast food restaurants are open 24 hours a day. The assistant manager must have a flexible schedule, and they typically must be available to work a wide variety of hours from early in the morning and late at night. They work
primarily inside the restaurant, although they may perform certain functions outside such as disposing of trash and accepting deliveries. This individual must know how to operate industrial kitchen equipment, including grills and deep fryers; they must also be able to instruct employees how to use this equipment. The assistant manager must maintain a safe work environment for all team members through training and counseling as necessary.
This position requires good interpersonal and communication skills. The assistant manager is responsible for coaching employees and maintaining excellent customer service. Complex customer service issues may be escalated to the assistant manager, who needs to apply the restaurant’s policies and procedures to ensure the issue is resolved and the customer is satisfied.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required for this position. Previous supervisory experience in a fast food restaurant is highly recommended, but not required.
Assistant Manager, Fast Food Tasks
- Supervise restaurant staff during shifts, including hiring, scheduling, and evaluations.
- Place orders, assess inventory, and organize stores.
- Maintain the facility, including assigning staff to clean and conduct preventative maintenance.
- Balance cash receipts.
- Be responsible for providing hygienic, safe food that meets branding, and company standards.
Common Career Paths for Assistant Manager, Fast Food
While rarely seen, Assistant Fast Food Managers sometimes transition into upper level Restaurant General Managers positions, where the average income is $46K per year. Assistant Fast Food Managers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Food Service General Managers or Restaurant Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $18K higher and $13K higher, respectively.
Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Manager, Fast Food
Assistant Fast Food Managers flock to Burger King Corporation, Wendy's International, Inc., Subway Restaurant Inc, Arby's Restaurant Group Inc, and Sonic Drive - In, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation offers the best pay with a median salary of $31K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $23K and maxing out at just $37K. Arby's Restaurant Group Inc, Wendy's International, Inc., and Taco Bell Corporation are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Assistant Fast Food Managers earning around $29K, $29K, or $28K at each firm, respectively.
Pay for Assistant Fast Food Managers is the lowest at Subway Restaurant Inc, which has a median salary of $20K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $26K. Other low-paying employers include Little Caesars Enterprises, Inc. at $20K and International Dairy Queen, Inc. at $21K, though some Assistant Fast Food Managers there earn up to $32K.
Popular Skills for Assistant Manager, Fast Food
Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Job Scheduling, Hiring, Scheduling, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cash Handling, Food Preparation, and Leadership. Most people familiar with Customer Service also know Inventory Control and Operations Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Manager, Fast Food
Pay by Experience for an Assistant Manager, Fast Food has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Manager, Fast Food with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 881 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Manager, Fast Food with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 402 salaries. An experienced Assistant Manager, Fast Food which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 221 salaries. An Assistant Manager, Fast Food with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 55 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Home to some of the best pay for Assistant Fast Food Managers, Cleveland offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. Assistant Fast Food Managers will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+24 percent), Louisville (+20 percent), Philadelphia (+17 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 20 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Orlando (14 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).
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