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General Manager, Restaurant Salary

The average salary for a General Manager, Restaurant is $44,984 per year. A skill in Budget Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$30,220 - $64,468
(Median)
$30K
$45K
$64K
MEDIAN: $44,984
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$8.77 - $18.43
(Median)
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$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,220 - $64,468  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,990  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,209  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,980  
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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$28,502 - $69,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10,858
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.77 - $18.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.31 - $6.29  
Overtime
$7.92 - $25.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,990  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,980  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,209  
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).
)
$28,502 - $69,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,255

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

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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Experience Affects General Manager, Restaurant Salaries



National Average
$46,000



Skills That Affect General Manager, Restaurant Salaries




Leadership
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Customer Relations
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People Management
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National Average
$46,000

Inventory Management
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Training Management
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Customer Service
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Inventory Control
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2303 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

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