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Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salary

Average Assistant Fast Food Managers in the United States make around $9.83 per hour. Earnings sit near $8.09 per hour on the lower side but can approach $12.28 on the higher side. In the world of Assistant Fast Food Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $18K and $35K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but the company and tenure are influential factors as well. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Women Assistant Fast Food Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Although more than half lack health benefits of any kind, more than two-fifths do enjoy medical insurance, and more than a third get dental coverage, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,241 - $36,211
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$23K
$29K
$36K
MEDIAN: $29,360
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$8.09 - $12.28
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary 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$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,241 - $36,211  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,935  
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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$18,356 - $34,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 897
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.09 - $12.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.37  
Overtime
$10.46 - $18.30  
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 - $2,935  
   
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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$18,356 - $34,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 912

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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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Though it's rare, some Assistant Fast Food Managers move into roles as Restaurant General Managers. Restaurant General Managers bring in $46K per year on average. It is quite typical for Assistant Fast Food Managers to transition into roles as Food Service General Managers or Restaurant Managers, where reported median earnings are $19K and $13K higher per year.

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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 offers the best pay with a median salary of $35K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $32K and maxing out at just $37K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Taco Bell Corporation, McDonald's Corporation, and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., where earnings of $30K, $29K, or $28K are standard for Assistant Fast Food Managers.

Salaries are easily beat at Subway Restaurant Inc, where median pay comes to just $19K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $15K and ending at $22K, range in salary is rather small. Other low-paying employers include Sonic Drive - In at $21K and International Dairy Queen, Inc. at $23K, though 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 5 percent and 13 percent. Cash Handling and Food Preparation as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in 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.


For Assistant Fast Food Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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. On average, Assistant Fast Food Managers make $29K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $30K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Assistant Fast Food Managers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 57 percent above the national average. Assistant Fast Food Managers will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+25 percent), Louisville (+21 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), and Austin (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 19 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Los Angeles. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Charlotte and Atlanta (10 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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Order Inventory
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Inventory Management
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Inventory Control
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Customer Service
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Training
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Customer Relations
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National Average
$25,000

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Food Preparation
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Cash Handling
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 368 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

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%