General Manager, Restaurant Salary

A General Manager, Restaurant earns an average salary of $46,647 per year.

$31,863 - $66,492
$32K
$47K
$66K
MEDIAN: $46,989
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$9.97 - $19.63
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MEDIAN: $13.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,863 - $66,492  
   
Bonus
$495.67 - $12,394  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,101  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,547  
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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$30,671 - $70,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7,613
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $19.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37 - $6.97  
Overtime
$10.68 - $27.17  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$495.67 - $12,394  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,547  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,101  
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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$30,671 - $70,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 887

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Job Description for General Manager, Restaurant

The general manager of a restaurant is responsible for overseeing all of the restaurant's operations, which includes hiring and firing staff, purchasing food, supplies and equipment, and dealing with suppliers and vendors. The general manager also oversees maintenance and upkeep of the dining areas, kitchen, and exterior grounds of the restaurant; scheduling of staff; decisions regarding the menu; budgeting, accounting, payroll, and other financial matters; promoting and advertising the restaurant; and dealing with the legal and regulatory issues involved in running a business. The general manager is likely to be on the premises much of the time, particularly during busy dining times or busy seasons. They may interact with customers from time to time, but are more likely working behind the scenes to keep the whole operation running smoothly. There may be additional areas of responsibility, such as marketing and promotion, or finding entertainment or scheduling other events.

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General Manager, Restaurant Tasks

  • Develop operational, marketing, and business plans in conjunction with owners or board of directors.
  • Estimate food and supply needs, oversee the placement of orders.
  • Hire, train, and supervise managers and staff.
  • Manage the budget, administer payroll, and make sure operations remain within budget.
  • Establish and enforce standards and regulations for personnel, administration, entertainment, and food.

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Pay by Experience Level for General Manager, Restaurant

Pay by Experience for a General Manager, Restaurant has a positive trend. An entry-level General Manager, Restaurant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 2,756 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A General Manager, Restaurant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 2,731 salaries. An experienced General Manager, Restaurant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 3,275 salaries. A General Manager, Restaurant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 1,632 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,011

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General Manager, Restaurant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a General Manager, Restaurant?

General Manager, Restaurant in Plano:
"Quick Service General Manager."
Pros: Multiple interactions with both customers and employees. Continual day long interactions. Helping people and seeing their happiness.
Cons: Long days going into the night. Open to close schedule with little time off.

General Manager, Restaurant in Austin:
"The Hat wearer."
Pros: Ability to mold and shape the restaurant in ways that will improve and enrich the lives of all that encounter it. The FOH staff.
Cons: Challenges of a small business and an old building. The BOH staff.

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Key Stats for General Manager, Restaurant

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1502 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects General Manager, Restaurant Salaries

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▲7%

National Average
$48,000

▼4%

▼15%

Skills That Affect General Manager, Restaurant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1502 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 40%
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