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.

$23,797 - $38,706
$24K
$31K
$39K
MEDIAN: $30,599
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$8.54 - $13.01
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MEDIAN: $10.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,797 - $38,706  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $4,580  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Commission
$1,200  
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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$18,790 - $34,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 453
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.54 - $13.01  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.01  
Overtime
$12.42 - $19.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$195.74 - $4,580  
   
Commission
$1,200  
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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$18,790 - $34,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 873

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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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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.

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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 $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

National Average: $25,676

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Key Stats for Assistant Manager, Fast Food

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 201 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salaries

▲19%

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$26,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salaries

Job Scheduling
▲13%

▲10%

▲8%





Inventory Management
▼0%

National Average
$26,000



▼2%

Leadership
▼3%


Cash Handling
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 201 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
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 58%
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