Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salary

Assistant Fast Food Managers in the United States can expect wages of $10.51 per hour on average. While the company and experience level impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. There are more female Assistant Fast Food Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 62 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, the larger part are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by about two in five and dental insurance is reported by just under a third. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average.

$23,888 - $39,017
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MEDIAN: $30,915
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$8.64 - $13.26
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$0$39K
Salary $23,888 - $39,017
Bonus $250.56 - $4,854
Profit Sharing $800
Commission $4,200
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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$19,036 - $35,215
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 430
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $8.64 - $13.26
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $1.33
Overtime $12.17 - $19.68
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $250.56 - $4,854
Commission $4,200
Profit Sharing $800
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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$19,036 - $35,215
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 815

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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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Many Assistant Fast Food Managers move into a Restaurant General Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $46K per year. The most common next step for an Assistant Fast Food Manager is to become a General Manager of Food Service or a Restaurant Manager. The former position pays an additional $18K per year on average, and the latter position pays $13K more per year.

Assistant Manager, Fast Food Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Manager, Fast Food


Burger King Corporation, Wendy's International, Inc., Subway Restaurant Inc, Arby's Restaurant Group Inc, and Sonic Drive - In are all popular places to work. Although the highest salaries can be found at Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation where median pay is $31K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $23K and $37K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Arby's Restaurant Group Inc, Wendy's International, Inc., and Taco Bell Corporation, where earnings of $29K, $29K, or $28K are standard for Assistant Fast Food Managers.

The lowest salaries can be found at Subway Restaurant Inc — median pay is $20K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $17K and only reaching $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 respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Job Scheduling, Hiring, Scheduling, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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

National Average: $26,153

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

Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Assistant Fast Food Managers in Cleveland receive some of the highest pay in the country. Assistant Fast Food Managers will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+22 percent), Louisville (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), and Dallas (+6 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Assistant Fast Food Manager's salary, with San Antonio Assistant Fast Food Managers earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (15 percent lower) and Orlando (13 percent lower).

Assistant Manager, Fast Food Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Manager, Fast Food?

Assistant Manager, Fast Food in Rancho Santa Margarita:
"Uncomplicated."
Pros: I wear a uniform and have a short commute.
Cons: Low pay, split shifts and managing teenagers.

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Key Stats for Assistant Manager, Fast Food

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 241 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salaries

▲17%

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$26,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salaries

Job Scheduling
▲11%

▲8%

▲6%



National Average
$26,000



Inventory Management
▼2%



▼4%


Leadership
▼5%

Cash Handling
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 241 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 58%
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