Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salary

Assistant Fast Food Managers in the United States pull down an average of $10.04 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.30 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $12.56. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $3K, total cash payment to Assistant Fast Food Managers can bottom out at $19K or peak near $35K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. While some workers in this profession — more than half — do not have any health coverage, just over two-fifths do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,563 - $37,140
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MEDIAN: $29,689
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$8.30 - $12.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,563 - $37,140  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,213  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $3,091  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$18,617 - $35,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 909
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $12.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.45  
Overtime
$11.67 - $18.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,213  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $3,091  
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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$18,617 - $35,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,069
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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 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 leaders in the field that employ a large 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 $25K and higher ones not far away at only $37K. Taco Bell Corporation, McDonald's Corporation, and McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Assistant Fast Food Managers earning around $29K, $28K, or $28K at each firm, respectively.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $16K to just $25K — but Subway Restaurant Inc offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $19K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Sonic Restaurants Inc at $20K, and Sonic Drive - In where $22K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Assistant Fast Food Managers there earn up to $30K.

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 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Cash Handling and Food Preparation. 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Assistant Fast Food Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $25K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $27K. For Assistant Fast Food Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $29K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Assistant Fast Food Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $30K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,778

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Assistant Fast Food Managers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 47 percent. Assistant Fast Food Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+24 percent), Nashville (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and Austin (+11 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Las Vegas is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in San Antonio and Indianapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (2 percent less and 1 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salaries




National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Manager, Fast Food Salaries

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Inventory Control
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Order Inventory
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People Management
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National Average
$26,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 369 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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