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Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salary

The average Assistant Fast Food Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $9.84 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.11 per hour and $12.28. In the world of Assistant Fast Food Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $18K and $35K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $3K and $5K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the company and experience level. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. While more than half report receiving no health benefits, slightly more than half do receive medical coverage, and more than a third have dental, as well. Women Assistant Fast Food Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,214 - $36,272
(Median)
$23K
$29K
$36K
MEDIAN: $29,362
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$8.11 - $12.28
(Median)
$8
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,214 - $36,272  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,952  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,848  
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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$18,395 - $34,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 909
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.11 - $12.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.24  
Overtime
$10.93 - $18.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,952  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,848  
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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$18,395 - $34,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 920

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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

  • Balance cash receipts.
  • Be responsible for providing hygienic, safe food that meets branding, and company standards.
  • Maintain the facility, including assigning staff to clean and conduct preventative maintenance.
  • Supervise restaurant staff during shifts, including hiring, scheduling, and evaluations.
  • Place orders, assess inventory, and organize stores.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Manager, Fast Food


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Advancing into a Restaurant General Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Assistant Fast Food Managers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $46K per year. Assistant Fast Food Managers typically move into roles as Food Service General Managers or Restaurant Managers, and those positions pay $19K more and $13K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Manager, Fast Food


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Assistant Fast Food Managers include Burger King Corporation, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Taco Bell Corporation, Wendy's International, Inc., and McDonald's Corporation. Pay for Assistant Fast Food Managers is best at Panera Bread Company, which offers a median salary of $35K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $32K to $37K. Other big spenders include Taco Bell Corporation, McDonald's Corporation, and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., top-paying firms where Assistant Fast Food Managers see paychecks nearing $30K, $28K, or $28K.

Subway Restaurant Inc offers the least pay with a median salary of $19K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $22K. Other low-paying employers include Sonic Drive - In at $22K and International Dairy Queen, Inc. at $23K, though some Assistant Fast Food Managers there earn up to $33K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Manager, Fast Food


Assistant Fast Food Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Hiring, Scheduling, Operations Management, and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Those listing Cash Handling and Food Preparation as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. 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.


Assistant Fast Food Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $24K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $27K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $29K in this role. Assistant Fast Food Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $30K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Assistant Fast Food Managers, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Assistant Fast Food Managers will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+25 percent), Louisville (+21 percent), Austin (+13 percent), and Orlando (+11 percent). Las Vegas is the lowest-paying area, 19 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Los Angeles and Charlotte (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salaries




National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salaries

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Order Inventory
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Inventory Control
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Inventory Management
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Training
0%

National Average
$25,000

Customer Service
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People Management
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Customer Relations
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Cash Handling
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 369 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 54%
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