Assistant Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining Salary
Job Description for Assistant Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining
The assistant restaurant manger is a position that requires the ability to manage and operate the full front of house team. The assistant manager must perform during the high paced atmosphere of food service and also manage the before and after operations. Flexibility is important and this person must be prepared to work different shifts and irregular hours when needed. The assistant manager is expected to be able to work a shift with very little notice. The ability to manage employees is required for this position and includes reporting problems to the manager. It also includes directing employees during and after service should they encounter issues.Read More...
The person is also responsible for interacting with customers and taking care of any problems they have with service or the food. Patience in dealing with the public is much needed for this job. The restaurant employs several assistant managers, and they must people able to work as a team and take directions from the manager. The workplace environment is very hectic, and the amount of customers can swell at any given time so teamwork is very important. A candidate for this position must have a minimum of two years experience in a managerial position of a restaurant. This person must also maintain the proper and current food preparation certifications. People with college degrees in management or business are also preferred. There also should not be any large gaps of unemployment in the applicant's work history. It is also very important that the candidate have recent restaurant management experience since there is not going to be a long period of training.
Common Career Paths for Assistant Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining
Casual Dining Assistant Restaurant Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Restaurant General Manager. The average Restaurant General Manager brings home $46K per year. A Restaurant Assistant Manager role is the most common promotion for Casual Dining Assistant Restaurant Managers moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $32K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Casual Dining Assistant Restaurant Managers is a Restaurant Manager position, where earnings are usually $39K.
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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining
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. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $32K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $34K. Casual Dining Assistant Restaurant Managers see a median salary of $38K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Casual Dining Assistant Restaurant Manager with more than 20 years of experience can earn $40K on average.