Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salary

Assistant Fast Food Managers in the United States can expect wages of $9.91 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.14 per hour to $12.29. The range in cash compensation to Assistant Fast Food Managers ($18K to $35K) includes potential earnings of $3K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though the specific employer and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. While some workers in this profession — more than half — do not have any health coverage, just over two-fifths do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Assistant Fast Food Managers (57 percent) survey respondents.

$23,313 - $36,353

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$8.14 - $12.29

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,313 - $36,353  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,965  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $2,885  
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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$18,435 - $34,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 902
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.14 - $12.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.04  
Overtime
$11.15 - $18.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,965  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $2,885  
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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$18,435 - $34,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 960
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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. Food Service General Managers or Restaurant Managers are common next-step roles for Assistant Fast Food Managers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Food Service General Managers is $19K higher on average, and it's $13K higher for Restaurant Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Manager, Fast Food


Many Assistant Fast Food Managers can be found at Burger King Corporation, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Taco Bell Corporation, Wendy's International, Inc., and McDonald's Corporation, firms that are at the top of the field. Panera Bread Company pays the most with a median salary of $35K, though there is little variation overall ($24K to $37K). Other employers shelling out big bucks include Taco Bell Corporation, McDonald's Corporation, and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., where Assistant Fast Food Managers typically earn around $30K, $29K, or $28K, respectively.

Subway Restaurant Inc offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary about half the top paying employer's rate ($19K). Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Sonic Drive - In at $22K, and International Dairy Queen, Inc. where $22K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Assistant Fast Food Managers there earn up to $33K.

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 Hiring, Scheduling, Operations Management, and Order Inventory are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Those listing Cash Handling and Food Preparation as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in 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.


For Assistant Fast Food Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $24K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $27K. Assistant Fast Food Managers see a median salary of $29K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $30K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Assistant Fast Food Managers, New York offers exceptional salaries, 57 percent above the national average. Assistant Fast Food Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+25 percent), Nashville (+17 percent), Austin (+10 percent), and Orlando (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Las Vegas, 19 percent below the national average. Employers in Los Angeles and Jacksonville also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 3 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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Inventory Management
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$25,000

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Training
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 352 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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