Cafe Manager Salary

Cafe Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $36K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Cafe Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Cafe Managers making up 76 percent. Although nearly one-half lack health benefits of any kind, close to one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and roughly two-fifths get dental coverage, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,529 - $49,522
(Median)
$25K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,571
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$9.01 - $16.78
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,529 - $49,522  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,157  
Profit Sharing
$386.00  
Commission
$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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$21,065 - $47,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $16.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.32 - $5.72  
Overtime
$12.30 - $25.33  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,157  
   
Commission
$800  
Profit Sharing
$386.00  
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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$21,065 - $47,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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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


Survey results suggest that Cafe Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Inventory Management, Scheduling, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Hiring. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Order Inventory.

Pay by Experience Level for Cafe Manager

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


For Cafe Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $29K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $34K. On average, Cafe Managers make $35K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $41K.

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What is it like working as a Cafe Manager?

Cafe Manager in Seattle:
Pros: Everything :) customer service and making coffee is profoundly rewarding, especially when the product is really high quality.
Cons: When times get hard, customers get difficult, when it gets so busy and staff loses flow. Usually doesn't happen, but when it does, it's hard getting everyone aligned again.

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Experience Affects Cafe Manager Salaries




National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Cafe Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 14%

Inventory Management
up arrow 7%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Order Inventory
up arrow 1%

Food Preparation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Hiring
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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