District Operations Manager, Fast Foods Salary
Fast Food District Operations Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just under two-thirds of Fast Food District Operations Managers. Pay fluctuates from $42K to $92K per year, but expected earnings average $61K per year. 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 can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $20K and $10K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though the particular city and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Fast Food District Operations Managers (67 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$40,933 - $80,717|
|Bonus||$511 - $19,623|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $10,000|
|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).)
|$42,429 - $92,151|
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
- Monitor support functions and provide direction for store management.
- Develop and lead the operations team.
- Develop and implement the operating budget, health and safety management plans, and operational improvements.
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Popular Employer Salaries for District Operations Manager, Fast Foods
Subway Restaurant Inc, Burger King Corporation, Hardee's, Taco Bell Corporation, and Domino's Pizza are all popular places to work. Fast Food District Operations Managers flock to Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $88K lead the pack in compensation. Other big spenders include Wendy's International, Inc., Hardee's, and Dunkin' Donuts, top-paying firms where Fast Food District Operations Managers see paychecks nearing $75K, $72K, or $71K.
Employees at Subway Restaurant Inc take home the smallest paychecks, and $43K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $33K and quickly nearing the top at only $52K. 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
Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people who know Operations Management also know Profit & Loss (P&L) Statements.
Pay by Experience Level for District Operations Manager, Fast Foods
Pay by Experience for a District Operations Manager, Fast Foods has a positive trend. An entry-level District Operations Manager, Fast Foods with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 95 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A District Operations Manager, Fast Foods with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced District Operations Manager, Fast Foods which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 161 salaries. A District Operations Manager, Fast Foods with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 101 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
With a pay rate for Fast Food District Operations Managers that is 26 percent greater than the national average, Columbus offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Fast Food District Operations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+26 percent), New York (+19 percent), San Antonio (+18 percent), and Atlanta (+18 percent). Fast Food District Operations Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Fast Food District Operations Managers in Miami bring in salaries that are 26 percent lower than the national average. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Las Vegas and 2 percent less in Los Angeles, below-median salaries for those in this field.
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