Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salary

Assistant Fast Food Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $10.32 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.55 per hour and $12.97. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — the larger part lack coverage. On the flip side, around two in five have medical insurance and just under a third receive dental plans. Women make up a slight majority of Assistant Fast Food Managers (59 percent) survey respondents.

$23,855 - $38,472
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MEDIAN: $30,372
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$8.55 - $12.97
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MEDIAN: $10.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,855 - $38,472  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $4,089  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Commission
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$18,786 - $34,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 480
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.55 - $12.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.97  
Overtime
$12.44 - $19.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$197.27 - $4,089  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,786 - $34,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 888

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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.

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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


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Assistant Fast Food Managers who move on to become Restaurant General Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Restaurant General Managers get paid an average of $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.

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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 $32K, 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.

Subway Restaurant Inc doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $19K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $25K and scope of pay is rather limited. 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 9 percent and 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Cash Handling and Food Preparation. Most people who know Customer Service also know Inventory Control and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Manager, Fast Food

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Assistant Fast Food Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $24K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $28K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Assistant Fast Food Managers see a median salary of $30K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $31K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,642

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Assistant Fast Food Managers that is 25 percent greater than the national average, Cleveland offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Assistant Fast Food Managers will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+24 percent), Louisville (+20 percent), Philadelphia (+17 percent), and St. Louis (+15 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Antonio. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Orlando and 8 percent less in Chattanooga, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Assistant Manager, Fast Food

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 209 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salaries

▲19%

▲15%

▲8%

National Average
$26,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salaries

Job Scheduling
▲13%

▲10%

▲9%






National Average
$26,000



▼2%


Cash Handling
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 209 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 59%
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