District Operations Manager, Fast Foods Salary
With just below two-thirds of Fast Food District Operations Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Fast Food District Operations Managers is $61K per year and can range from $42K on the lower end to $92K per year near the higher end. Total cash earnings of Fast Food District Operations Managers range from $42K on the low end to $92K on the high end; the final amount includes bonuses that can sometimes (albeit rarely) exceed $20K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Fast Food District Operations Managers. Some workers in this field — one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Most Fast Food District Operations Managers survey respondents are men (72 percent). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for District Operations Manager, Fast Foods
A kitchen manager is a back-of-house supervisor at a restaurant. Restaurants that offer a more casual fare and atmosphere are typical employers for kitchen managers (versus fine dining restaurants, which generally hire chefs). Kitchen managers are in charge of executing pre-existing recipes and preparations, as well as overseeing schedules, cleaning, and maintenance in accordance with the guidance of the restaurant’s owner or general manager. This is typically a salaried position; however, in smaller, independent operations, the kitchen manager may be an elevated hourly employee.Read More...
Kitchen managers typically work with an established menu and ensure these menu items are prepared in a proper, timely manner. When new items are added to the menu, the kitchen manager helps execute new items and makes sure other staff are trained. These managers also oversee scheduling and execution of prep work during the workday. They schedule employees based upon expected business levels, order products, perform inventory, and supervise and inspect all cleaning, sanitation, and maintenance in the back-of-house area to ensure safe food preparation and overall workplace safety.
A kitchen manager typically has at least a high school degree or equivalent, as well as significant commercial kitchen experience. Many restaurants that hire kitchen managers prefer to hire from within, given the familiarity that existing employees will have with recipes and operations. Kitchen managers typically work in a hot environment in the kitchen during restaurant operating hours. The manager should expect to spend most of their workday walking or standing, and they should expect a typical work week of 45 to 50 hours.
District Operations Manager, Fast Foods Tasks
- Establish work flows, practices and standards to ensure that ongoing support is provided for operations.
- Provide staff direction in analyzing and resolving escalated operational problems.
- Track and monitor daily workload to ensure client and operations expectations are met.
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Popular Employer Salaries for District Operations Manager, Fast Foods
Fast Food District Operations Managers fill the offices of leading firms Subway Restaurant Inc, Burger King Corporation, Hardee's, Taco Bell Corporation, and Domino's Pizza. The biggest paychecks can be found at Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation — the median salary there is $88K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Wendy's International, Inc., Hardee's, and Dunkin' Donuts, where Fast Food District Operations Managers typically earn around $75K, $72K, or $71K, respectively.
Subway Restaurant Inc offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary less than half of the top paying employer's rate ($42K). Other low-paying employers include Burger King Corporation at $60K and Taco Bell Corporation at $63K, though some Fast Food District Operations Managers there earn up to $92K.
Popular Skills for District Operations Manager, Fast Foods
Survey results suggest that Fast Food District Operations Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Profit & Loss Statements, Operations Management, People Management, and Training Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Training and Training Management as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people who know Operations Management also know Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements.
Pay by Experience Level for District Operations Manager, Fast Foods
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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $56K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $58K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Fast Food District Operations Managers make a median salary of $71K. Fast Food District Operations Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $73K on average.