Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salary

Assistant Fast Food Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $9.88 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $8.11 per hour, and the top verges on $12.28. 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. While the specific employer and tenure impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Women Assistant Fast Food Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Though the majority of Assistant Fast Food Managers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Although a little over a half lack health benefits of any kind, just over two-fifths do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too.

$23,283 - $36,311
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MEDIAN: $29,352
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$8.11 - $12.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,283 - $36,311  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,963  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $3,900  
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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$18,386 - $34,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 900
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.11 - $12.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.20  
Overtime
$11.17 - $18.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,963  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $3,900  
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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$18,386 - $34,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 952
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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 move on to become Restaurant General Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Restaurant General Managers get paid an average of $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 $19K higher and $13K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Manager, Fast Food


Dominating the field, Burger King Corporation, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Taco Bell Corporation, Wendy's International, Inc., and McDonald's Corporation are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Assistant Fast Food Managers. Employees at Panera Bread Company enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $35K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $24K and higher ones not far away at only $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, $28K, or $28K, respectively.

Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at Subway Restaurant Inc — the median salary comes to just $18K, about half the top paying employer's rate. 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


Assistant Fast Food Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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 11 percent. Those listing Cash Handling and Food Preparation as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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. Assistant Fast Food Managers see a median salary of $29K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $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), Louisville (+21 percent), Nashville (+17 percent), and Austin (+15 percent). The lowest-paying market is Las Vegas, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Los Angeles and Jacksonville (11 percent lower and 6 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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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 359 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
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 54%
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