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Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salary

An average Assistant Fast Food Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $9.86 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.12 per hour to $12.31. In the world of Assistant Fast Food Managers, overall income ranges from $18K near the bottom to $35K at the top; this can include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the specific employer and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. While some workers in this profession — slightly more than half — do not have any health coverage, just over two-fifths do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. Women Assistant Fast Food Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,219 - $36,235
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MEDIAN: $29,320
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$8.12 - $12.31
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,219 - $36,235  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,958  
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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$18,410 - $34,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 910
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.12 - $12.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.23  
Overtime
$11.03 - $18.42  
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.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,958  
   
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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$18,410 - $34,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 934

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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 often transition into Restaurant General Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Restaurant General Managers earn $46K per year. When Assistant Fast Food Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Food Service General Managers or Restaurant Managers. Those roles pay an additional $19K and $13K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Manager, Fast Food


Burger King Corporation, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Taco Bell Corporation, Wendy's International, Inc., and McDonald's Corporation are among the top companies that take on many Assistant Fast Food Managers. Although the highest salaries can be found at Panera Bread Company where median pay is $35K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $32K and $37K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Taco Bell Corporation, McDonald's Corporation, and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., top-paying firms where Assistant Fast Food Managers rake in a solid $30K, $28K, or $28K, respectively.

The lowest salaries can be found at Subway Restaurant Inc — median pay is $18K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $15K and only reaching $22K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Sonic Drive - In at $22K, 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


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 12 percent. Cash Handling and Food Preparation, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $24K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $27K. Assistant Fast Food Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $29K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $30K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 57 percent, Assistant Fast Food Managers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Assistant Fast Food Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+25 percent), Louisville (+21 percent), Austin (+13 percent), and Orlando (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Las Vegas. Employers in Los Angeles and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 4 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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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 365 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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