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Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salary

Assistant Fast Food Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $9.77 per hour. Total cash compensation for Assistant Fast Food Managers runs from $18K to $35K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $3K and profit sharing that can reach almost $4K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the specific employer and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. While over one-half report receiving no health benefits, just over a half do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction.
$23,301 - $36,041
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$8.05 - $12.27
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Salary
$23,301 - $36,041  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,940  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $3,750  
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$18,285 - $34,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 941
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$8.05 - $12.27  
   
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$0.00 - $1.44  
Overtime
$10.43 - $18.31  
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,940  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $3,750  
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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$18,285 - $34,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 959
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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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Assistant Fast Food Managers who transition into Restaurant General Managers are few and far between. The job pays an average $45K per year. Assistant Fast Food Managers most often move into positions as Food Service General Managers or Restaurant Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $19K higher and $13K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Manager, Fast Food


Known for taking on a considerable number of Assistant Fast Food Managers, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Burger King Corporation, Taco Bell Corporation, Wendy's International, Inc., and McDonald's Corporation are leading firms in the industry. Pay for Assistant Fast Food Managers is best at Panera Bread Company, which offers a median salary of $34K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $24K to $38K. Also paying near the top of the field are Taco Bell Corporation at $30K, McDonald's Corporation at $29K, and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., where Assistant Fast Food Managers annually earn $28K.

Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at Subway Restaurant Inc — the median salary comes to just $19K, about half the top paying employer's rate. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Sonic Drive - In at $21K, and International Dairy Queen, Inc. where $23K 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


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 6 percent and 14 percent. Cash Handling and Food Preparation, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Operations Management and Inventory Control.

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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $24K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $27K. On average, Assistant Fast Food Managers make $29K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $30K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Assistant Fast Food Managers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 56 percent. Assistant Fast Food Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+23 percent), Austin (+21 percent), Louisville (+18 percent), and Chicago (+13 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Los Angeles is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Antonio (8 percent less) and Chattanooga (6 percent less).

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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 Management
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$25,000


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 372 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 53%