Assistant Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining Salary

Casual Dining Assistant Restaurant Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $38K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and approximately one-half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,338 - $48,273
(Median)
$27K
$38K
$48K
MEDIAN: $37,543
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$8.20 - $15.43
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,338 - $48,273  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,050  
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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$22,350 - $48,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.20 - $15.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $7.73  
Overtime
$12.12 - $23.67  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,050  
   
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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$22,350 - $48,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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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.

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Common Career Paths for Assistant Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining


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Casual Dining Assistant Restaurant Managers sometimes assume positions such as Restaurant General Managers. That role pays $46K per year on average. As Casual Dining Assistant Restaurant Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Restaurant Assistant Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $32K. Another common career choice for Casual Dining Assistant Restaurant Managers is to move into a Restaurant Manager role — this promotion usually pays $39K.

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Casual Dining Assistant Restaurant Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Job Scheduling, Customer Service, Operations Management, and Inventory Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Order Inventory. It is not unusual for someone who knows Inventory Management to be familiar with Operations Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Casual Dining Assistant Restaurant Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $32K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $38K. Casual Dining Assistant Restaurant Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $38K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $41K.

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What is it like working as an Assistant Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining?

Assistant Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining in Chicago:
"Stressful yet rewarding."
Pros: The hours, meeting new people every day, helping ensure guests have a great experience, flexible.
Cons: Closing late then having to open. Only 1 day off a week. Lack of care from the General Manager.

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Experience Affects Assistant Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Assistant Restaurant Manager - Casual Dining Salaries

Job Scheduling
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Inventory Management
up arrow 2%

Order Inventory
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 38%
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