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.
|Salary||$23,806 - $38,854|
|Bonus||$196.78 - $4,824|
|Total Pay (||$18,896 - $34,965|
|Hourly Rate||$8.60 - $13.11|
|Hourly Tips||$0.00 - $2.45|
|Overtime||$12.37 - $19.48|
|Bonus||$196.78 - $4,824|
|Total Pay (||$18,896 - $34,965|
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
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.
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
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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