Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salary

The average Assistant Fast Food Manager in the United States earns approximately $9.89 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.13 per hour and $12.29. Total cash earnings of Assistant Fast Food Managers range from $18K on the low end to $35K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $4K, respectively. While the specific employer and tenure impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — over one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, just over two-fifths have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. 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. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$23,231 - $36,312
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MEDIAN: $29,317
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$8.13 - $12.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,231 - $36,312  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,971  
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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$18,427 - $34,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 905
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.13 - $12.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.06  
Overtime
$11.29 - $18.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,971  
   
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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$18,427 - $34,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 962
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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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Many Assistant Fast Food Managers move into a Restaurant General Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $46K 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


Burger King Corporation, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Taco Bell Corporation, Wendy's International, Inc., and McDonald's Corporation are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Assistant Fast Food Managers. Panera Bread Company offers the best pay with a median salary of $35K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $24K and maxing out at just $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.

Employees at Subway Restaurant Inc take home the smallest paychecks, and $18K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $15K and quickly nearing the top at only $23K. 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 wield many 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 5 percent and 11 percent. Cash Handling and Food Preparation, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people experienced in 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Assistant Fast Food Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $24K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $27K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Assistant Fast Food Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $29K. 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 (+13 percent). Las Vegas is the lowest-paying area, 19 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Los Angeles and 6 percent less in Jacksonville, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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 357 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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