General Manager, Restaurant Salary (United States)

The average salary for a General Manager, Restaurant is $44,146 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Financial Analysis and Budget Management.
General Manager, Restaurant Salary (?
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$29,757 - $63,084
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MEDIAN: $44,145
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General Manager, Restaurant Salary (?
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$8.45 - $17.89
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,757 - $63,084  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,982  
Profit Sharing
$150.33 - $10,326  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,018  
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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$27,465 - $68,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11,157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.45 - $17.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.34 - $6.14  
Overtime
$10.07 - $25.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,982  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,018  
Profit Sharing
$150.33 - $10,326  
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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$27,465 - $68,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,398
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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
  • Manage the budget, administer payroll, and make sure operations remain within budget.
  • Establish and enforce standards and regulations for personnel, administration, entertainment, and food.
  • Hire, train, and supervise managers and staff.
  • Develop operational, marketing, and business plans in conjunction with owners or board of directors.
  • Estimate food and supply needs, oversee the placement of orders.

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$45,000
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Experience Affects General Manager, Restaurant Salaries

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$45,000

Skills That Affect General Manager, Restaurant Salaries

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$45,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
36%
female alumni
 
Male
64%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 38%