Cafe Manager Salary

Those pursuing careers as Cafe Managers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $35K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Cafe Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — a little less than half — do not have any health coverage, approximately one-half do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Cafe Managers making up 75 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,893 - $48,753
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,384
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90%

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$8.76 - $16.69
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,893 - $48,753  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,829  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,720  
Commission
$1.10 - $2,800  
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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$20,855 - $45,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.76 - $16.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.27 - $6.27  
Overtime
$12.04 - $27.11  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,829  
   
Commission
$1.10 - $2,800  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $1,720  
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).
)
$20,855 - $45,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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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


Cafe Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Food Preparation, Customer Service, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Hiring. The majority of those 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.


Cafe Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $29K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $35K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $36K in this role. As Cafe Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $40K.

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Experience Affects Cafe Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%



National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Cafe Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 19%

Food Preparation
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

National Average
$31,000

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

Hiring
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 47%
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