Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $49K annually on average but can range from $35K to $75K per year. Cash earnings for Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills — including $14K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $35K to $75K depending on individual performance. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and tenure are driving factors as well. For the most part, Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 65 percent of Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills are male. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and a little over a half receive dental plans. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,648 - $68,211
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$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,607
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$10.03 - $20.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,648 - $68,211  
   
Bonus
$806 - $13,955  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,025  
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,574  
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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$34,977 - $74,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,088
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $20.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.38 - $7.12  
Overtime
$11.74 - $27.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$806 - $13,955  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $19,574  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,025  
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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$34,977 - $74,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 127

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Burger King Corporation, McDonald's Corporation, Taco Bell Corporation, Pizza Hut, Inc., and Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar are among the top companies that take on many Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills. T.G.I. Friday's pays the most with a median salary of $76K, though there is little variation overall ($52K to $90K). Other leaders in compensation levels are Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc at $67K, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar at $61K, and Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc., where Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills annually earn $61K.

Known for its small paychecks, Burger King Corporation actually ranks last in the field for salary, reporting a median income of $39K — about half the top paying employer's rate. McDonald's Restaurants Ltd., Pizza Hut, Inc. and Denny's are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $40K, $41K, and $43K.

Pay by Experience Level for General Manager, Restaurant

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


Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $44K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $49K. For Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $55K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $57K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,757

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 49 percent, Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Restaurant General Managers with Budget Management skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Las Vegas (+37 percent), Boston (+28 percent), New York (+23 percent), and Chicago (+21 percent). In Austin, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Diego and Denver (4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for General Manager, Restaurant

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 461 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects General Manager, Restaurant Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 461 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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