Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salary

Average Assistant Fast Food Managers in the United States make around $10.41 per hour. While the company and experience level impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Most Assistant Fast Food Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — a majority — do not have any health coverage, roughly two in five do receive medical benefits and just under one in three have dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$23,806 - $38,854
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MEDIAN: $30,643
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,806 - $38,854  
   
Bonus
$196.78 - $4,824  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Commission
$4,200  
Total Pay (?
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$18,896 - $34,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 451
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.60 - $13.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.45  
Overtime
$12.37 - $19.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$196.78 - $4,824  
   
Commission
$4,200  
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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$18,896 - $34,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 880

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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. A common career progression for an Assistant Fast Food Manager is to become a General Manager of Food Service or a Restaurant Manager. Compared to Assistant Fast Food Managers, the first group earns $18K more on average, and the second group earns $13K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Manager, Fast Food


Dominating the field, Burger King Corporation, Wendy's International, Inc., Subway Restaurant Inc, Arby's Restaurant Group Inc, and Sonic Drive - In are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Assistant Fast Food Managers. Although salaries only range from $23K to just $37K, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $31K. 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.

Salaries are easily beat at Subway Restaurant Inc, where median pay comes to just $20K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $17K and ending at $26K, range in salary is rather small. 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 results imply that Assistant Fast Food Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cash Handling, Food Preparation, and Leadership. Most people experienced in 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: $25,882

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

With a pay rate for Assistant Fast Food Managers that is 24 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 (+23 percent), Louisville (+19 percent), Philadelphia (+16 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). Assistant Fast Food Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Assistant Fast Food Managers in San Antonio bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Atlanta and 12 percent less in Orlando, 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 222 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salaries

▲18%

▲14%

▲6%

National Average
$26,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salaries

Job Scheduling
▲12%

▲9%

▲8%





National Average
$26,000

Inventory Management
▼1%



▼3%


Leadership
▼4%

Cash Handling
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 222 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
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: 25%
no benefits
None: 58%
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