District Operations Manager, Fast Foods Salary

With around three in five of Fast Food District Operations Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $43K to $89K per year and averages out to $59K annually. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Fast Food District Operations Managers spread between $43K and $89K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but geography and experience level are influential factors as well. Approximately one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, Fast Food District Operations Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Fast Food District Operations Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,775 - $78,090
MEDIAN: $59,294

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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.
$40,775 - $78,090  
$994 - $19,820  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,416  
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).
$42,603 - $89,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 448
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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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Popular Employer Salaries for District Operations Manager, Fast Foods

Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Fast Food District Operations Managers include Burger King Corporation, Subway Restaurant Inc, Domino's Pizza, Wendy's International, Inc., and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Corporation offers the most; Fast Food District Operations Managers earn $80K on average there.

Subway Restaurant Inc pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $43K, about half the top paying employer's rate.

Survey takers who work as Fast Food District Operations Managers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Operations Management, People Management, and Training can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training and People Management. Aptitude in Operations Management tends to also indicate an understanding of People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for District Operations Manager, Fast Foods

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

For Fast Food District Operations Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $56K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $62K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $67K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $70K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects District Operations Manager, Fast Foods Salaries

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Skills That Affect District Operations Manager, Fast Foods Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 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: 78% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 21%