Cafe Manager Salary (United States)

Pay for Cafe Managers in the United States is very modest at just $31,522 annually. Pay generally spreads from $21,522 to $44,952 per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field—about half—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by about half and dental plans are enjoyed by 41 percent. Most Cafe Managers are women (75 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Cafe Manager Salary (?
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$24,336 - $46,288
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MEDIAN: $35,016
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Cafe Manager Salary (?
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$9.01 - $17.44
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,336 - $46,288  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,054  
Profit Sharing
$98.26 - $1,780  
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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$21,522 - $44,952  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 170
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $17.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.29 - $6.27  
Overtime
$12.08 - $26.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,054  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.26 - $1,780  
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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$21,522 - $44,952  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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Job Description for Cafe Manager

A cafe manager is the person who is ultimately responsible for all of the operations at a cafe. As the final line of authority of the location, the manager plans, directs, and coordinates the cafe's operations. This includes scheduling employee hours, delegating tasks to staff, overseeing staff performance, and making any necessary corrections or reprimands to employee activity. The cafe manager is also responsible for ensuring that customers are treated in a pleasant and respectful manner, and deals with any customer issues or complaints in which a manager is requested by the employee or customer. They are also responsible for the health and sanitary conditions of the cafe; it is essential to ensure the cafe is clean at all times and in compliance with state and federal sanitation and food-handling regulations.
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Cafe Manager Tasks
  • Provide ongoing training and coaching to staff on company guidelines, policies, and procedures.
  • Plan and prepare work schedules and assign employees to specific duties in the café.
  • Manage day-to-day café operations, ensuring adequate stock of food and drink supplies, the premises are clean and presentable, and that customers are served in a timely fashion.
  • Manage employees engaged in serving customers, taking orders, and preparing food and drink.
  • Ensure that company safety standards are met and that all food and drink is prepared according to all federal and local health regulations.

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Popular Skills for Cafe Manager

Job skills reported by Cafe Managers are limited. Skills that pay less than market rate include Hiring. Most people who know Customer Service also know Order Inventory.

Pay by Experience Level for Cafe Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In most cases, Cafe Managers can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. At career start, salaries are typically $29K, which grow to $35K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $37K after one to two decades. Cafe Managers experience only minor salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $44K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 16 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; most of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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$32,000
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For Cafe Managers, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 12 percent greater than the national average. Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Portland is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Cafe Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$32,000

Skills That Affect Cafe Manager Salaries

Customer Service
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Scheduling
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Order Inventory
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National Average
$32,000
Hiring
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 47%
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