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 close to three-fifths of Fast Food District Operations Managers. Pay fluctuates from $42K to $90K per year, but expected earnings average $59K annually. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Fast Food District Operations Managers spread between $42K and $90K depending on individual performance. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and tenure are driving factors as well. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Fast Food District Operations Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Work is enjoyable for Fast Food District Operations Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — roughly one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$40,284 - $78,694
MEDIAN: $59,299

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$40,284 - $78,694  
$988 - $19,842  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,351  
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).
$41,956 - $89,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 470
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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.


District Operations Manager, Fast Foods Tasks

  • Track and monitor daily workload to ensure client and operations expectations are met.
  • Provide staff direction in analyzing and resolving escalated operational problems.
  • Establish work flows, practices and standards to ensure that ongoing support is provided for operations.

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Fast Food District Operations Managers who go on to become Directors of Operations may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Directors of Operations is $88K annually.

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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Fast Food District Operations Managers include Burger King Corporation, Subway Restaurant Inc, Dunkin' Donuts, Domino's Pizza, and Wendy's International, Inc. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $80K.

Considering that the median salary at Subway Restaurant Inc is a shallow $42K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is about half the top paying employer's rate.

Typical Fast Food District Operations Managers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Operations Management, People Management, and Training can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training and People Management. It is not unusual for someone who knows Operations Management to be familiar with People Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for

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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $61K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $57K. Fast Food District Operations Managers see a median salary of $67K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $71K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.


22 %
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 21%